On the Inside
A large group of people and animals arrive in a green valley where a large concert stage is set with a banner reading “Life Power”.
In an abandoned building nearby two women, Ellen and Annie, discuss what is happening with Buddy (Animal Man). There is obviously jealously between the two. Ellen has had a romantic relationship with Buddy and Annie has been sleeping with him and confesses she’s pregnant. This causes Ellen to become extremely sympathetic and caring toward Annie and causes me to realize I have missed quite a large swath of this story and have no clue as to the motivations of these characters. During their conversation it is revealed the “government” has infected Buddy with rabies and in a grand gesture he is going to sacrifice himself to the “Red”. Using context clues I surmise that the “Red” is a mystical force that causes people to become primal/animal/sexy-ish.
Meanwhile in a tour bus an old woman gets naked and hangs out in a hot tub.
Later the crowd is preparing for a concert as a female news reporter is suddenly overcome with sexual sexiness by the Red-ness all around.
A young girl takes the stage. The young girl, Maxine, speaks for Animal Man and tells the crowd that he is pleased with them and wants them to continue what they are doing. She tells them that Animal Man is coming and something “big” is going to happen. She then monologues about celebrating flesh and dancing (picture a creepy Footloose) and then explains the Animal Man won’t be around much longer.
At this point the crowd becomes sexualized and howls and has sex and basically gets wild and stuff and sex. The Animal Man then arrives in the shape of the winged bird-man from the cover and proceeds to get torn apart by all manner of animals including all random birds, a tiger and a bear.
In the aftermath the crowd is satiated and rests peacefully. Ellen and Annie take the sleeping Maxine to the tour bus and end up getting naked with the old woman in the hot tub.