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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

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The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

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In his directorial debut, Mike Myers documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed rock stars such as Pink Floyd, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass and Alice Cooper, and later went on to manage chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, ushering in the era of celebrity chefs on television. Stuffed with fantastic archive footage the film traces Shep's transformation from the 1970's hedonist to today's practicing Buddhist yearning for a family of his own. Written by Anonymous

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Meet the Man Who Invented Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll


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Rated R for language, some sexual references, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »
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6 June 2014 (USA)  »

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Supermensch - Wer ist Shep Gordon?  »

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$21,060 (USA) (8 June 2014)

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$212,701 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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Although quite a colorful, larger-than-life character, Shep Gordon had real reservations about his life being chronicled on film and took a long time to be persuaded that such a move would be a good idea. His affection for Mike Myers won him over. See more »

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Steven Tyler: I'm spiritual: I'm an Aries with penis rising.
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Outstanding documentary
22 May 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Outstanding documentary.

The story of Shep Gordon, a man who, while a brilliant agent in the entertainment industry, is relatively unknown to most people, despite exerting incredible influence in the music and movie industries. Moreover, his personality goes against the image we have of agents, in that he is not just about the money but shows genuine compassion and friendship.

The amount of stars in his sphere of influence, and as friends, is amazing.

Incredibly well made by Mike Myers, in his directorial debut. He painstaking compiled stills and footage of Gordon for the movie. Some scenes are dramatized but these are generally very humorously done, giving the movie an (appropriate) light-hearted tone.

Not just a story of a man, pretty much a "how to" manual on publicity. He was a genius at marketing.

Surely one of the best documentaries ever made.


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