'Menudo: Forever Young' documentary alleges rampant rape, physical abuse within the boy band

'Menudo: Forever Young' documentary alleges rampant rape, physical abuse within the boy band

'Menudo: Forever Young' documentary alleges rampant rape, physical abuse within the boy band Menudo could have been another random boy band full of cheeky personalities, middling dance moves and coordinated spandex. But music promoter/manager Edgardo Díaz ingeniously realized that the problem with boy bands is that the boys eventually become men. So Díaz established the rule that once a member reached his 16th birthday, he was booted for a young replacement. The cast of Menudo – which means, among other things, “small” or “loose change” – has encompassed dozens of performers since its 1977 inception as Díaz employed a turnstile of boys. Its most famous export? Ricky Martin. But as “Menudo: Forever Young,” the four-part HBO Max docuseries that began streaming Thursday, unveils in searing interviews with 13 former members …
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