Nine Images, One Trailer For Director Bill Plympton’s Idiots and Angels

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Idiots and Angels 8For those of you who watched MTV consistently during the 90’s, you may fondly remember writer/director/animator extraordinaire Bill Plympton’s bizarre cartoons, especially if you tuned into “Liquid Television” on a regular basis. The man’s work is surreal, haunting, and, sometimes, abnormally beautiful, though his technique may not be to everyone’s taste. His latest creation, the admittedly strange 2008 feature “Idiots and Angels,” promises to be his more focused endeavor thus far. Judging from the trailer embedded below, Plympton’s penchant for explicit sex and graphic violence appears to somewhat restrained. That being said, this is just a two-minute trailer, and as far as I know, the movie could be balls-out insane. As soon as I’ve seen it for myself, I’ll let you know.

Here’s what it’s all about:

Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The wings make him do good deeds, contrary to his nature. He desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their ticket to fame and fortune.

Although the film has been hitting the festival circuit since 2008, I’ve yet to see any word of a DVD release. Hopefully it’ll find its way onto various digital mediums sometime next year. Until then, enjoy the pics and the trailer.


Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Brotha Man

    This looks crazy and cool all in one. I’ll have to check it out

  • Brotha Man

    This looks crazy and cool all in one. I’ll have to check it out