Mansome is a documentary film by the Academy Award-nominated documentarian Morgan Spurlock. He uses the platform of this documentary to showcase the way that men have changed over the years. Spurlock asks the questions in the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore, what does it mean to be a man? The film has four different sections focusing on different men who are dealing with different beauty issues. Each section is introduced via a vignette by Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, who are also executive producers for the documentary. Each section of the movie features guest opinions from some comedic heavyweights. Some of the personalities who are featured are Paul Rudd, Adam Carolla, Zach Galifianakis, Judd Apatow and Jon Waters. The first subject is Spurlock himself. He goes over how he came to grow his signature mustache and what the mustache has meant to his career. He later agrees to have the iconic facial hair clipped off, and they show the upset reaction of his son. They also follow the career of Jack Passion. Passion is the only American to ever win first place at the German Beard and Moustache Championships. They follow him getting ready for participation in the contest. Passion comes across as very over confident and somewhat unlikable. He identifies that his belief that a man’s natural state is to be bearded. He says that he is a real man, and clean-shaven men are just boys in comparison We also meet pro wrestling superstar, Daivari. On television he portrays an angry middle eastern man, but he does so with a well-shaven chest and body. Daivari explains the routine that he has to go through each day before performing. He has to shave and clip every part of his body. He explains that it is unacceptable in the world of wrestling to be hairy. We even get to witness fellow wrestler Colt Cabana shave the hair off of Daivari’s back. The last character that is introduced is Ricky Manchanda. He is a well-known fashion buyer, and he is the anti-Jack Passion. He thinks that the proper grooming includes being clean shaven and perfectly coifed. He uses multiple accessories, and it takes him 90 minutes to get ready each day.
- Morgan Spurlock, Jason Bateman, Adam Carolla, Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett
- Paladin Films
- Morgan Spurlock