Life in The Hamptons doesn’t allow much room for sympathy. A retreat from the overcrowded, anxiety-ridden city serving up the perfect dose of quaint towns, larger-than-life homes, upscale shopping and beaches straight out of a summertime Ralph Lauren ad, what could one possibly complain about? Nothing, really – unless you’re a superhero.
Introducing Alter Egos, an independent comedy by lifelong friends Jordan Galland and Sean Lennon, and executive produced by Ed McWilliams. Set in The Hamptons, two superheroes are sent on a dangerous mission with the weight of hard times on their shoulders: They’ve lost their government funding and public support. To add to the pain, the lead character – a superhero named “Fridge” played by Kris Lemche – compromises the mission with an emotional meltdown when he realizes his girlfriend is cheating on him with his alter ego, a.k.a. his man-in-tights persona.
An unapologetically wry parody of the superhero film cliché, Alter Egos aims to poke fun at the mainstream movie trend through a cast of notably humorous characters, including co-stars Joey Kern, Danny Masterson, John Ventimiglia (Artie Bucco from The Sopranos) and a cameo by Sean Lennon, who plays a supervillain by the name of “Electric Death” and contributed to the musical score for the film.
Already an in-crowd favorite, as seen by the turnout of Hollywood and NYC cool kids – Bijou Phillips, Albert Hammond, Jr., Derek Blasberg, Annabel Tollman, Douglas Friedman, Alexander Dexter-Jones, and Arden Wohl, to name a few – at the film’s recent screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, Alter Egos is quickly gaining momentum in the worlds of film, fashion and music.
Alter Egos premieres in the U.S. this Friday, Oct. 26 at the HBO Theaters in NYC as part of The 2012 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.
You can buy tickets here and watch the trailer below.