2 July 2018 | cherold
more surreal, imaginative, often gross animation from Bill Plympton
Hair High is a take-off of retro high school dramas, as a mild-mannered student finds himself being tortured by the top echelon at his new school. The story is little more than a frame for a series of insane set pieces that range from flies having sex to a crazed car battle.
This episodic, gag-first approach keeps one from caring much about the characters or events, but it's pretty consistently funny.
Bill Plympton has a weird sense of humor, but his mix of surreal cleverness and outrageous is always lots of fun. Hair High isn't quite as good as his shorts, but it is thoroughly enjoyable.