Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
As fans patiently wait for new episodes of Arrested Development, maybe watching Michael and Gob Bluth talk about body hair will help fill the void. Jason Bateman and Will Arnett not only star in, but are the executive producers of a new documentary called Mansome, directed by Morgan Spurlock. The humorous documentary delves deep into the crevices of male grooming and plucks at how the practice has changed what it means to be a man. Scheduled for release on May 18, the film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this month and some clips from the film have sprouted online. Hopefully not in a hard to reach area.
Thanks to The Playlist for these clips from the documentary. There are three.
Here’s the synopsis of Mansome:
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.”
With that list of participants, Spurlock’s sense of humor and the ghastly subject matter, I’ll be shaving the seconds until I can see this one. Make your own manscaping puns in the comments below.