It's a given here that the tragedy of Gordon's life is his not being able to foster a biological family of his own — no matter that he'd out-bachelored many a former lover who might have realized it. "I felt really lonely for him," says one loyal personal assistant re: the moment he woke up from near fatal surgery (cue Radiohead track "Everything In Its Right Place") and was disappointed her less-than-gorgeous self was at his bedside. The by-association narcissism Supermensch exudes is exceeded only by the depressingly low self-esteem of she who pities a man who hasn't yet found his impossible feminine ideal. *
SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON opens Fri/13 in San Francisco.