Death of a Superhero
( Feature )
Based on the novel Death of a Superhero by Anthony McCarten, the film follows an ill teenager’s fight for life and pleasure.
Donald Clarke craves sex and adventure, like all teenage lads, but his time is limited. He’s never even had a girlfriend. But he’s found a way to bring his imagination to life through his graphic art and comic drawings; the immortal superhero MiraculousMan, the sex-crazed vamp “Nursey Worsey”, and his nemesis the mad scientist “The Glove”.
Are they Donald’s fantasies – or his reality? It’s hard to tell since Donald lives in his own world - access denied to parents, teachers and therapists. After reluctantly seeing several psychologists Donald meets shrink number six, Dr. Adrian King - "Dr. Death" as he calls him. After a shaky start they come to a mutual understanding and unexpectedly end up helping each other.
Then Shelly arrives on the scene: she is the new girl at school, she’s cool, and different from all the other girls. Donald really likes her and life certainly looks brighter with her around…
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