The Playlist

TIFF Review: 'Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon' Is An Entertaining & Moving Doc About The Legendary Agent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 14, 2013 11:56 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
It's probably safe to say that it's no mere coincidence that the subtitle of "Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon" recalls "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy." Both men—one real, one fictional—are products of the '70s, a decade when drugs and women were easy, and outrageous behavior was routine. When rising agent and manager Shep Gordon wore a t-shirt declaring "No Head No Backstage Pass," it was a sexual invitation certainly, but it also served as a bit of territory-marking. Here was a man who could get what he wanted because of the access he had, and Shep certainly didn't waste a second. But there is so much more to 'Supermensch' than simply sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, which is what makes Mike Myers' directorial debut so involving, satisfying and even moving.

Email Updates

Recent Comments