In ‘Mansome,’ Morgan Spurlock, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and others talk about men’s image issues. Spurlock even considers (and shaves) his mustache.
Morgan Spurlock, the clown prince of documentary filmmaking, has examined fast food (“Super Size Me”) and product placement (“The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”). Now, in the just-released”Mansome,” he turns his attention to the somewhat surprising topic of men’s grooming, enlisting champion beard growers, hirsute celebrities and a grab bag of barbers, anthropologists and magazine editors to bring the discussion of men’s looks and masculinity out of the closet and into the bright light of day.
“My ‘aha’ moment was the realization that men are dealing with the insecurities women have literally been dealing with for decades,” Spurlock says. “Now I’m being told I’m not perfect, I’m being told by this magazine I’m fat, I’m being told that I’m not good enough, and that I need to change the way I live if I want to please my woman. These are things that used to be on the cover of Cosmopolitan and are now on the cover ofMen’s Health, Esquire and Details. Now that there are all these things wrong with us, how do