A documentary about a talent manager may not sound like the most enticing subject for a film, but the talent on display in the new trailer for the upcoming “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” will no doubt get audiences to notice.
Marking the directing debut of Mike Myers (yes, that Mike Myers), “Supermensch” details the life of Gordon, whose career began when he arrived L.A., and ran into Janis Joplin, who introduced him to Jimi Hendrix, who told Shep that he should manage Alice Cooper.
While Cooper's live shows were gory and over-the-top, Gordon also came up with the idea for the smoothed-voiced Teddy Pendergrass to put on “Women Only” concerts.
The trailer paints Gordon as deeply spiritual, extremely giggly and, above all, a nice guy.
Interspersed between testimonials from Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, and Myers himself, you'll catch glimpses of just about everyone in the entertainment business over the last forty years, including Jim Morrison, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Depp, Rick James, Willie Nelson, Iggy Pop, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Hagar, Owen Wilson, and the Dalai Lama. Not a bad rolodex to have.
“Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” will be released June 6.