Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock explored manufactured masculinity in his recent documentary, Mansome. Now, he’s turning his attention to the nation’s biggest boy band One Direction for a Sony concert film, according to Variety. We hope there’s a subversive link between the two projects where Spurlock can ask the hard-hitting questions about the “feminization of men” or something, because otherwise… what?
Spurlock’s high-grossing indie days have been over for some time, with his latest theatrical releases — including Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope — belly up. Concert docs are all the rage, and this is the big paycheck Spurlock needed — in 3D (produced by Simon Cowell)! For those of you who have hit puberty already, Brit pop stars One Direction were discovered by Cowell on the UK’s The X Factor in 2010 and have sold more than 13 million records worldwide to date.
Will Spurlock go behind the scenes to dig up some dirt on the clean-cut crew and pull an investigative stunt (hey, the guy has nothing to lose)? Is there a secret, future dream project he’s hoping to finance? Is this just the biggest cash grab, ever?