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The first trailer for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon has been released, and it features a music manager’s to-do list and a slew of Shep Gordon’s famous friends.
The trailer for the documentary kicks off with Gordon’s Los Angeles arrival, where Janis Joplin introduced him to Jimi Hendrix and casually suggested he manage Alice Cooper. Gordon also humorously reveals “the three most important things a manager does: get the money, always remember to get the money, never forget to always remember to get the money.
But after he had “spent my life making people famous” and tackling “the most outrageous things as we could,” Gordon makes a string of revelations. “I was so over my head. There’s nothing about fame that I’m ever seen that’s healthy. The ones who rose to the top got hurt the worst. I felt the stress of L.A. — the culture of what you are, not who you are. I had spent my life living other people’s lives, and I wanted to see what my life was.”
Mike Myers‘ directorial debut includes anecdotes from Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse and more. “I have told Shep things I haven’t told anybody else — not even my wife,” whispers Douglas to the camera.
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