In the world of big cat private ownership, we meet Bhagavan "Doc" Antleand who is married to 3 women a lot younger than he is, Joe Exotic who is married to 2 young guys who aren't gay and a 3rd who is and Carole Baskin who is aligned with PETA, makes millions of dollars and whose millionaire husband has mysteriously disappeared plus Mario Tabraue who was the inspiration for Tony Montana in "Scarface". All that is missing from this mix is Seigfried & Roy!
The documentary revolves around Joe Exotic who owned 1,200 tigers, lions, bears, monkeys and other exotic animals and his feud with Carole Baskin which leads him to be in prison for 22 years! (Not a spoiler as it opens with that.) His real name is Joe Schreibvogel but he now is known as Joe "Exotic" Maldonado Passage.
Exotic Joe ran for President of the United States and after losing that ran for Governor of Oklahoma coming in last for both races. He sees himself as a singer making albums and videos regarding his animals. He, also, believes he is doing a better job saving animals than Baskin and/or PETA are doing.
The documentary takes you into a money-making world you probably know very little about and seems to attract a certain type of person. It is told in 7 episodes, most running an average of 45 minutes for a total of 5 hours and 20 minutes. I thought I would watch 1 episode but I ended up watching all 7 episodes last night in what is known as binge-watching!
"Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" is an unbelievable story in which animals are fed expired food from Walmart that the help also eats as one example. In a way, it is a fascinating while maddening documentary that will make your jaw drop quite a few times watching these people do what they do and how they live.