Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon

The life and career of the manager of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass, and Anne Murray is examined in this touching, irreverent, and bittersweet documentary. Following a guideline of 'compassionate business' where he asks favors and repays them in kindness, Shep Gordon put panties on vinyl albums, hung out at the Playboy Mansion, and ingested huge quantities of drugs. I was particularly impressed by Gordon's three rules:

  1. Get the Money.
  2. Remember to get the money, and
  3. Always remember to never forget to get the money 
...and that's something I can believe in. Featuring a laundry list of celebrities frankly discussing Gordon's legendary antics, Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon is inspiring and funny.

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