Netflix’s TIGER KING: MURDER, MAYHEM & MADNESS Shows That Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Like many, Movies In Focus is locked-down and loaded, keeping a low profile and waiting for the Coronavirus to run its course so that normality (or what’s left of it) can resume. 

Netflix is obviously getting a good workout at the moment and I decided to give the documentary series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness a go. Boy, is that one wild tale (tail?). 

A seven-part series about the big cat scene in the US, Tiger King looks at a group of eccentric characters who own and breed lions, tigers and god knows what else. At the centre of the series is Joe Exotic (the titular Tiger King), a gay, peroxide-mulleted, country singing, gun-shooting zookeeper. He’s a man who exists outside the realm of believability. You’ll simply watch in awe as the story unfolds. As the title says – there’s murder, madness and mayhem. 

Exotic is currently serving time for hiring a hitman to kill his rival, Carole Baskin, the owner of a so-called animal sanctuary who is attempting to close-down Exotic’s zoo. Meanwhile, Exotic is adamant that Baskin was behind the mysterious disappearance of her millionaire husband in 1997. He attacked her with his online show and music videos (see Here Kitty Kitty, below) as their rivalry escalated. To say anymore would ruin Tiger King‘s twisted twists and turns. Suffice to say, it’s all hugely entertaining.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is currently streaming globally on Netflix.