Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

Publisher:
Dan Taberski, Pineapple Street Studios, Topic Studios

Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

5.0/5

Critic Rating

On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Listen to the podcast The New York Times calls "a cultural phenomenon." Headlong is Dan Tabe...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Oct 1, 2019

"We can say it’s fairly controversial, given its relationship to the question of privacy as it pertains to public figures. We can also say that it definitely whipped up a frenzy. Missing Richard Simmons’s enduring legacy should be the way it highlighted the fact that podcasting is still a largely undefined medium...the opportunity to play with new, unexpected boundaries."

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