In the '90s, the Backstreet Boys were his enemy. They were bubble-gum pop_a manufactured quintet made up of guys who wore matching sports jerseys and sang about the shape of their hearts.
They were everything Stephen Kijak was against. He wore black and liked musicians who did too, like the Cure. So when production company Pulse Films asked him to direct a documentary about the BSB_ugh, a cutesy nickname! - he balked.