Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Milli Vanilli Biopic Coming

"Borrowed" from CHARTattack"
Milli Vanilli

by Kate Harper (CHARTattack)

We're all for the idea of a Milli Vanilli movie being made, but we think if it's done the actors need to lip-synch the entire thing, just, you know, to be authentic.

After all, former Milli Vanilli frontman Fabrice Morvan recently gave an interview in which he seemed to be saying lip-synching is more accepted in society now, so we really feel there's really no reason the upcoming as-yet-untitled Milli Vanilli biopic shouldn't be entirely over-dubbed.

Morvan is acting as a consultant on the picture, so he can give the best recommendations about how to do it.

"It's not about being authentic anymore, it's about entertaining," Morvan told USA Today.

Of course, lip-synching is widely used in music videos, and artists like Britney Spears have been called out for not actually singing at concerts. That said, lip-synching on record isn't... um... really accepted. At all.

In case you're unfamiliar, Milli Vanilli, who also included Rob Pilatus, were notorious in the '80s and early '90s after it was discovered they weren't actually singing on their albums and had used studio stand-ins instead.

Their Girl You Know It's True album went six times platinum and won a Grammy Award, but that trophy was revoked after the lip-synching scandal broke. Their manager, Frank Farian, had hired them to front the band, but they refused to record another album unless he let them actually sing. He said no, and told everyone the truth.

Pilatus died of a drug overdose in 1998.

1 comment:

meg. said...

how you make me larf!
hope you're well...