Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken trailer: Morgan Spurlock returns to the fast food industry - without the McDonald's
Remember Morgan Spurlock? The guy who tried to survive on a diet of just McDonald's for 30 days in 2014 (Super Size Me is also one of the highest grossing documentaries of all time)? Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! sees him return to the subject 15 years later to see if the 'new and improved' healthy image projected by the fast food industry is all that it seems. The film first appeared back at TIFF in 2017, but a couple of months later Spurlock was in the news admitting to previous sexual misconduct after several allegations were made about the 'frat boy' environment in the offices of his production company, which he then stepped down from. That's no doubt the reason why the film disappeared from view, but it is now set to be released on VOD and you can see the trailer for Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! above.
In the 15 years since Super Size Me, the fast-food industry has undergone a makeover. Today, chain restaurants tout food that's "healthy," "organic," and "natural." Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores this new reality with an approach even more immersive and subversive than that used for his first film: he sets out to open his own chicken franchise. We follow him every step of the way, from raising poultry and conjuring recipes to designing the brand and scouting a location. Spurlock brings his disarming humour to uncover the truths and lies behind this multibillion-dollar industry.
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! arrives on VOD in the UK on December 9.