- Director: No info
- Producer: Shurwin Beckford
Jacques Peretti has made a 'career' out of Michael Jackson...and, quite possibly, is the most gullible superfan of all.
No quibble, no debate, no argument...Michael Jackson was a paedophile. It took Mr Peretti longer than most to figure that out for himself...resulting in this ridiculous 'documentary'
Does The Real Michael Jackson reveal anything real [or new]? No, not at all. It's all been said, revealed and alleged before.
This is 90 minutes of BBC licence-fees being squandered...all because, a silly superfan couldn't get to grips that his 'hero' was an outright, in-your-face, child-molesting criminal...who bought his 'innocence' time and time again...now, that's what you call a smooth criminal!
Now...Mr Peretti, no more about MJ...he's dead.
Since 2019, the debate about Michael Jackson has intensified, and opinions about how he should be remembered are now more fractured than at any time since his death a decade ago. In this one-off, feature-length film, Jacques Peretti - who has spent much of his life analysing Jackson, having made three previous films over 15 years - goes back to Jackson's beginnings, charting his rise and fall and seeking a fuller picture of this complex, contradictory character by exploring the clues that were missed. He investigates how Jackson became what he was, whether he manipulated his fame and the entertainment machine to conceal the truth and what the audience's part was in it all. What emerges is a fascinating, thoughtful and multi-layered reappraisal of one of the world's most famous and controversial artists that investigates what the public failed to see - or were willing to ignore.