'Supermensch: Legend of Shep Gordon' Doc Trailer from Mike Myers
Discover the man who saw everything and went looking for more. That's an epic line - but perhaps fitting. Radius-TWC has debuted a trailer for the documentary directed by Mike Myers—yep, the comedian/actor, that one, in his directorial debut—about a man named Shep Gordon, also known as the "Supermensch", a talent manager and "the consummate Hollywood insider" - seen above. The doc, titled Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, played at a few film festivals (Toronto, SXSW) but finally lands in theaters this summer. Myers has lots of footage and inside access to quite a few big names who tell many fun stories about the manager and his unique influence on fame. It looks pretty dang good. "He tells the best stories."
Here's the first trailer for Mike Myers' Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, high def via Apple:
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 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 & others.
Mike Myers' Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Radius-TWC will release the doc in theaters starting June 6th this summer. Stay tuned for more.