Mike Myers makes his directorial debut with Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, a documentary on the legendary music manager behind big names such as Jimmy Hendrix and Alice Cooper. This ode to the man features interviews with many of his big-name buddies, including Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, and Willie Nelson. This looks quite entertaining and insightful, painting a positive picture of a man who seems to have stayed more than grounded in a lifetime surrounded by the excesses of the rich and famous.
Official synopsis for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon:
In 1991, music manager Shep Gordon held Mike Myers over a barrel a few weeks before shooting “Wayne’s World” regarding an Alice Cooper song Myers wanted to use in the film. They have been close friends ever since. 22 years later, the story of Gordon’s legendary life in the uber-fast lane is now told in Myers’ directorial debut. And this time it’s Myers who has Gordon over a barrel. Capitalist, protector, hedonist, pioneer, showman, shaman… SUPERMENSCH. Shep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. 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. Gordon’s unlikely story will be told by those who know him best, his pals, including Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse and more.
ETA: USA – 6 June, 2014.