Given the way Mike Myers couldn’t stop gushing about music manager Shep Gordon during a post-screening Q&A last week, you would think Myers’ documentary about Gordon, aptly titled “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,” is just about to hit theaters.
Myers and Gordon met on the set of “Wayne’s World,” which was Myers’ first starring role in a Hollywood film.
“I had never been to a studio lot before,” said Myers at last week’s Q&A. “I meet Shep at Paramount and he comes in and he’s got a ponytail and a Satin tour jacket and I’m like, I thought that was a convention of fiction.”
Released by Radius-TWC at the beginning of the summer, “Supermensch” charts Gordon’s career as a manager of high-profile talent (most notably, Alice Cooper), along with the coinciding personal transformation from hedonist to buddhist. The film marks Myers first time in the director’s chair.
To hear Myers recount more stories about Gordon and get some insight from Gordon himself, check out the clips from the Q&A below. “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” is currently available for rent or purchase on iTunes.