“Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” | 85 min. | Rated R | Director: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Tom Arnold, Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson and Mike Myers
This lively documentary, which had its U.S. premiere back in March at the South by Southwest Film Festival, details the incredible spirit and accomplishments of longtime entertainment manager Shep Gordon.
While many of you may not be familiar with Mr. Gordon, he is the man who jump started the careers of a few people you may have heard of, including Alice Cooper. He was also, in a way, the underground “wolf” of the entertainment business. He dropped acid with Jimi Hendrix and partied like a rockstar with John Lennon.
The man was/is certainly a legend, and with Mike Myer’s documentary, we get access into his crazy and bizarre life. Myers never lets us forget that Gordon is a good human being who truly created a difference in so many lives, and through these stories and interviews, it really shows that he’s a great man.
So, if you’re looking for something that isn’t a sequel, like the films above, and is interesting, insightful and fun, “Supermensch” is good film to seek out.