Thomas wrote:this IS a product that no true Elvis fan will buy. This is the type of stuff I HATE.
Bud Glass wrote the following;
Why produce an Elvis documentary on such a controversial topic?
By now, most people know where my heart is, and that I, myself, am just a fan attempting to release the best productions possible. The goal is to be entertaining, yet accurate, factual and always positive.
The Paternity Suit production is admittedly totally different from any other project I have ever created. But you may ask “If you are such a fan, why would you create a documentary on such a controversial topic?” The fact that I am such a fan is all the more reason to dispel the myths and reveal for the first time ever, the intricate details of this little known, very long chapter in Elvis’ life and career.
Serious fans only know of a mere mention of the lawsuit by Elvis on stage on one occasion. Most moderate fans have never heard anything of the case. The complete story, with all of the in-depth details, hidden camera photos, legal documents, court rulings, medical records, official F.B.I. files, polygraph and blood tests, media reports, first hand accounts from eye-witnesses, as well as numerous recorded statements from Elvis himself have never been revealed until now.
As a fan, you may know of his career, but do you know all the trials and tribulations he endured for several years during the course of that career? What he was dealing with privately as his career simultaneously took shape?
It is important to remember that not everything that happens in someone's life is necessarily a happy occasion, but if you will truly study the life and career of Elvis, you will see the only way to get a clear picture of the overall legend is to look at each piece of the puzzle as it is revealed. Some pieces are happy, some are filled with drama and stress. But they are all a part of who he was, and only by objectively examining ALL the pieces of his life, you we start to get the real picture of how great a person he was and his legend continues to grow. Those who blindly choose only to look at the pieces of his life that they think are gushing with happiness, will sadly never see the true individual, and consequently do Elvis and his memory a grave misjustice.
Although Elvis was not perfect, this documentary is not intended to harm his reputation, but to reveal his character in a manner that will cause you to respect him even more.
If SUPERMAN were to take a solid steel bar and bend it into a pretzel, you would not be surprised. But if a mortal human were to bend the steel bar into a pretzel, you would definitely be impressed. Once fans look past “Elvis the legend”, and realize he was a human being like the rest of us, then the more you examine his life, the more impressed you will be at his great accomplishments, his integrity and his true character.
The intent of this documentary is not to make Elvis look bad, but to examine the true and documented facts in this long court battle, and to reveal Elvis the man behind the image, taking special care to look beneath the “S” on his chest, and to reveal his true HUMAN identity.
After seeing this documentary, you will walk away with an even greater respect for the MAN.
As the case continued on over the years, so did Elvis’ career and personal life with many triumphs as well as heartaches. As the story of the lingering legal battle unfolds, I feel it is also equally important to present the remarkable accomplishments and factual events in Elvis’ life and career as they simultaneously unfold. This gives you the unique inside perspective into the emotional elements Elvis must have been dealing with privately during that period, as he recorded in the studio or performed to millions of people as he toured the country in the 1970’s.
It is for this reason that I feel this story is a relevant portion of Elvis Presley history that is worthy of further investigation and documentation.
The finished work, by design will consciously bounce you back and fourth between Elvis Presley the defendant, the superstar and ultimately the man.