Sun. Oct 24th, 2021

When the first stage of the COVID-19 lockdown hit in late March 2020, the world was primed for a good old-fashioned TV binge watch. We were all spending much more time at home and it felt like we collectively hungered for a shared pop culture experience, something to view together to create a pandemic-era watercooler moment. Enter Tiger King, the Netflix true crime series that proved to be the most addictive and salacious tonic for the moment.

The story of Joe Exotic, a mulleted zoo owner with a love for big cats, bad ideas and polyamory, was simply too weird not to be true. Viewers could not help but be engrossed in the increasingly bonkers story of wildlife rivalries, rancid meat on pizzas, presidential campaigns, organized killings and a mysterious missing husband. If it didn’t exist then either John Waters or Sean Baker would have had to make it up. 

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