• Director Luke Korem’s documentary Milli Vanilli uncovers the truth about the infamous music scandal involving Fabrice “Fab” Morvan and Rob Pilatus.
• The film explores how the duo went from anonymous to worldwide stars before their producer revealed they were lip-syncing.
• The documentary delves into the personal journey of Rob and Fab, the impact of the scandal on their lives, and the inner workings of the music industry at the time.
Here is what happened:
In a recent interview with E! News, director Luke Korem discussed his new documentary on one of the biggest music scandals of all time – Milli Vanilli. Korem admitted that he initially had misconceptions about the duo, thinking they were talentless frauds. However, his perspective changed after watching a video of Fabrice “Fab” Morvan telling his story at The Moth in New York. Korem was struck by Morvan’s calmness and surprised by his beautiful voice when he began to sing. This led Korem to realize that he didn’t know much about Milli Vanilli at all.
Milli Vanilli’s rise to fame was swift yet followed by an equally swift downfall. Just months after winning the 1990 Grammy for Best New Artist, their producer revealed that it wasn’t their voices on their platinum-selling debut album. They went from worldwide stars to infamous figures as the first act to have a Grammy rescinded. The duo’s explanation was that they had signed a contract that got lost in translation due to their different cultural backgrounds. They believed they were just supposed to go along with what their producer wanted.
Korem’s documentary aims to tell the whole story, including how the inner workings of the music industry allowed for such a scandal to take place. The film also explores the personal journeys of Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan and how the scandal impacted them. Morvan expressed his disappointment with certain executives who took a long time to show remorse, even 30 years later. Despite the hardships they faced, Morvan continues to be a producer, songwriter, and performer, singing the Milli Vanilli hits that have now gained appreciation over time.
Overall, the documentary sheds light on the truth behind the Milli Vanilli scandal, allowing audiences to see the full story from different perspectives. Morvan hopes that through this film, more people will understand what happened to them and how it affected their lives.