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Popstar is an Americanmarker film that features teen singer Aaron Carter in his first lead role in a feature film. The direct-to-video film was directed by Richard Gabai and written by Timothy Barton; the film was released on November 8, 2005. The premiere was held in The Woodlands, Texasmarker. It was filmed in Calabasas, Californiamarker, at A.C. Stelle Middle School and the Commons.


Jane Brighton (Alana Austin) is a high school math whiz obsessed withJ.D. McQueen, a teen music sensation whose parents have sent him back to public high school to improve his declining grades. J.D. risks missing a critical summer tour that could ruin his musical career. To get help with math, he builds a relationship with Jane.

Similarities between the film and real life

Popstar borrows heavily from Carter's real life. Both Carter and J.D. were born on December 7, and both had been taken out of public schools because of their careers. J.D. and Carter both have divorced parents. Both get nervous before concerts. J.D. sings "Saturday Night", a song that Carter was in fact promoting in his summer 2005 tour before the film was released. Fans will recognize many of Carter's publicity/magazine photos that decorate Brighton's bedroom.


Former 1970s teen idols David Cassidy and Leif Garrett appear in supporting roles as J.D.'s manager and a philosophical janitor. Other famous actors appearing in the film are Andrew Stevens, Tracy Scoggins, Natalia Livingston (General Hospital), Tom Bosley (Happy Days) and Stella Stevens (The Poseidon Adventure). Former Backstreet Boys and *NSync manager, Lou Pearlman appears in an uncredited cameo at the end of the film.


The Popstar soundtrack was released October 18, 2005, and features Carter in "Saturday Night" (live), "Enuff Of Me", "I Want Candy" (live), "One Better" (live), and "Do You Remember" (live).

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