Marlene D. Morèl is an emotionally troubled Chinese-American teenage girl growing up in Utopia-Zurich, Switzerland. To avoid her drunk, abusive father, who is the Swiss version of Oscar Wilde and her American mother, a has-been soap opera star, who has no interest in her chubby, slant-eyed daughter, Marlene spends most of her time hiding inside the warehouse, which houses the family business, Morèl Theatrical Costumier.
Preferring life among mannequins, props and costumes, Marlene has created over the years, a life of make-believe, where her imagination runs rampant. Trouble is, unbeknownst to her, she's also created an alter-ego named Bad Egg who happens to be a 'toon' and who wants to eliminate Marlene's personality all together. And to make things worse, Bad Egg has also created an alter-ego ego in the form of Kali, the Hindu Goddess of Sex and Destruction who plans on murdering Marlene's abusive father.
Between these three out of control personalities, not to mention, Marlene's difficult circumstances with both parents, the poor girl ends up in a mental institution.
With the help of a Jungian psychologist named Dr. Karin Sommerfeldt, Marlene D. Morèl's multiple act of misfits finally become solo again.
Deflection of Pig-Ponies is a cross between the films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and American Beauty.