Morgan Spurlock doesn’t sleep it seems. With his Comic Con doc heading into theaters, the busy documentarian has a new show premiring on Sky Atlantic titled “New Brittania” about the differences between Brits and Americans, and later this month, he’s unveiling yet another documentary, “Mansome.” And while we had little idea that this was getting made, not only is it done, it’s set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Featuring Jason Bateman and Will Arnett who are the hosts/stars of the film as well as the producers, the light hearted doc looks at the trend of male grooming — or manscaping — and what it means in terms of defining masculinity as a whole. A few clips for the film have popped up and overall, it’s a pretty breezy affair as the subject warrants, though we’re not sure we’re up for a full length documentary on this. Anyway, here’s the synopsis:
Wild chops, muttons, and handlebars are not just gamey cuts of meat or motorcycle accessories anymore. They are terms in a manscaping lexicon that celebrate hairy achievements in an age when guys seem to care more about trimming their chin curtains and waxing their backs than growing chest hair. With today’s men getting just as many spa treatments as women, and with a slew of new products aiming to freshen and sculpt all manly parts, does all this newfound grooming influence the age-old question of what it means to be a man, or have dudes just finally succumbed to human hygiene?
Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and executive producers Ben Silverman, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman present a delightfully entertaining documentary exploring the current state of mandom in America and beyond. Traveling to traditional barbershops and trend-savvy salons across the country and attending an international beard contest in Austria, Spurlock shows us the art of being a man is taken to new hilarious levels. Complete with candid interviews from Arnett, Bateman, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and lots of everyday people, Spurlock sets out to uncover the true secrets of being “mansome.”
“Mansome” will unspool on April 21st at the fest, but if you can’t make it, the film will roll into theaters not too long later on May 18th. Give it a whirl below along with a couple more stills from the film.