The idea of real-life superheroes isn't something new. We've heard mention of actual people dressing up and fighting crime. HBO is premiering a documentary on these real-life superheroes (RLSH) and their attempt to save humanity.
Debuting tonight, August 8 from 9:00-10:30 ET/PT exclusively on HBO, real-life caped crusaders wearing masks, homemade costumes and fancy utility belts from New York to San Diego are profiled.
It turns out there are currently more than 300 registered superheroes in the United States. How and where they become registered is something you'll most likely have to watch in order to find out. The documentary includes candid interviews, patrol footage, archival material and motion graphics.
Along with spotlights on some of the country's more famous masked heroes such as San Diego's Mr. Xtreme and members of Brooklyn's New York Initiative (N.Y.I.), there's also interviews with Stan Lee, Lt. Andrea Brown, a 24-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department and Robin Rosenberg, a clinical psychologist and expert on the psychology of superheroes, both real-life and fictional.
The documentary will re-air on HBO, as well as on HBO2. Check out the trailer.
Would you ever consider being a real-life superhero?