Director: Morgan Spurlock
It's crazy to think that, at one point in pop culture's history, dudes like Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds were looked at by housewives and teenyboppers alike as sex symbols, and they had their pimptastic beards and bushy chest hair to thank for their appeal. Consider that to be all in the past, of course, and, these days, many ladies prefer their gentlemen callers to be clean shaven from faces downward; not to mention, metrosexuals and various pretty boys have made it impossible for moustaches to get back in vogue.
That’s the point that documentarian Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) hopes to challenge in his latest funny doc Mansome, produced by on-camera personalities Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. With that degree of star power intact, Spurlock also gets the likes of Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis to weigh in on what defines men nowadays, in regards to the roles that barbershops and salons play in masculinity’s perceptions. Hopefully Mansome’s final thesis doesn’t leave our egos with acute cases of figurative razor burn.
To find out more: Mansome