Nobody wants to believe that someone they look up to and admire is a pedophile. No one wants to believe that someone as talented to the point of being an entertainment genius is capable of being such a monster behind closed doors. While I listen to these two young men tell their stories, it makes me ashamed that I was so blinded by this Michael Jackson's super-stardom that I ever admired him. It took guts after purgering themselves in court to admit this not only to their families but to the world that's going to label them as liars and money hungry. After all, who didn't love Michael Jackson's music? He had legions of fans and still does. The stories are heart breaking. You can see how the parents and family were manipulated with promises of Jackson opening doors for them, the dinners, the vacations. It paints a picture of how these boys parents were seduced by wealth. How would you feel if someone with all that fame and money and talent told you how great your kid was and they were going to help make all their dreams of stardom a reality? You'd buy it hook, line and sinker. You'd be so flattered and dazzled by the champagne dinners and gifts not to mention having a superstar come to your house and call you to talk. They were lulled into feeling their child was safe around Jackson. It makes me also strongly suspect that Jackson was also a victim of a pedophile because no one is born knowing how to groom kids like that--he learned from somebody. I don't think this documentary is meant to be four hours of salacious gossip. It should be watched as a cautionary tale because pedophiles aren't limited to entertainers, they're the neighbor down the street, the old man sitting in the park on a bench or your Uncle Henry. It should be a lesson to every parent that if something doesn't seem right, then it probably isn't.
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