I Don’t Pretend to Be a Superhero: It’s My Day Job!
Evidently, it's not enough just to manufacture a life of a fictional superhero (remember the recently ended Stan Lee "reality" series). For a few, however, it's a stark, hand-to-mouth reality and their chosen path to fame and fortune.
That's the premise behind Confessions of a Superhero, a documentary by director Matt Ogens about four souls struggling to eke out a living on Hollywood Boulevard, dressed up as superheroes, coming soon in limited theatrical release in November before debuting on DVD (under the "Morgan Spurlock Presents" banner) early next year, according to Variety.
I completely missed an Austin showing of Confessions, but not the smarter filmgoers and critics from the Austin American-Statesman, Film Threat and Wired who screened it at last spring's film festival portion of South by Southwest.
Interesting tidbit 1: Confessions producer Jamie Patricof also produced the Oscar-nominated film Half Nelson.
Interesting tidbit 2: The production company that made Half Nelson was also responsible for the short film, Super Powers, shown during the most recent Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Interesting tidbit 3: "Mr. Excelsior" himself weighs in on the superclad streetwalkers, all of whom would've killed for a chance to be on his Sci-Fi Channel show, and it ain't very complementary...