Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

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“A pacy, funny romp through a very individual life.” – Marc Adams, Screen International

“Brisk and engaging … Supermensch is very much a celebration.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“There is so much more to Supermensch than simply sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, which is what makes Mike Myers' directorial debut so involving, satisfying and even moving. “ – Kevin Jagernauth, Playlist

 

In his directorial debut Supermensch, comedian Mike Myers brings a humorous touch to documenting the astounding career of consummate Hollywood insider Shep Gordon. Though he isn't a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career. Shep is known for managing the careers of Alice Cooper as well as stints with Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch, among others - a career that began with a chance encounter in 1968 with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. He even found time to invent the "Celebrity Chef." Though the chef as star is part of the culture now, it took Shep's imagination, and his moral outrage at how the chefs were being treated, to monetize the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. Personal friends with the Dalai Lama through his philanthropic endeavors with the Tibet Fund and the guardian of four children, Gordon's unlikely story is told by those who know him best, his pals, including Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse and more. Making playful use of archival footage, new interviews, and his own close relationship with the legendary talent manager, Myers reveals a man who has embraced his dualities: a hard-driving dealmaker who wants everyone to be happy and a rock ‘n’ roll hedonist who yearns for a family. Against a backdrop of debauchery, he’s a man on a spiritual quest. (Dir. by Mike Myers, 2013, USA, 85 mins., Rated R, RADiUS-TWC) Digital

 

 

 
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