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Netflix To Release An Absolutely Bonkers True Crime Documentary This Friday

Netflix To Release An Absolutely Bonkers True Crime Documentary This Friday

With cinemas in Ireland temporarily closing their doors and various films and TV shows being put in hiatus due to the threat of Covid-19, it's very likely that social isolation will see us looking for some new content to stream on Netflix and other platforms.

Thankfully, Netflix's new feature from the executive producer of FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is bound to interest plenty of people.

That's because the story that's documented in Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is absolutely off the wall bonkers.

Tiger King is about Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, and arrive on Netflix this Friday, 20 March.

If you’re unfamiliar with Joe Exotic, he was a tiger breeder who ran a roadside zoo in Oklahoma and was quite well known for his mullet and flamboyant personality - he also featured in a Louis Theroux documentary, 2011's America’s Most Dangerous Pets.

Well, after unsuccessfully running for Oklahoma governor and President of the United States, things took a far more sinister turn.

The official synopsis states: "Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo.

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"Charismatic but misguided, Joe and an unbelievable cast of characters including drug kingpins, conmen, and cult leaders all share a passion for big cats, and the status and attention their dangerous menageries garner. But things take a dark turn when Carole Baskin, an animal activist and owner of a big cat sanctuary, threatens to put them out of business, stoking a rivalry that eventually leads to Joe’s arrest for a murder-for-hire plot, and reveals a twisted tale where the only thing more dangerous than a big cat is its owner."

Tigers, mullets, guns, drug kingpins, cult leaders, hitmen.

Yeah, we told you that it sounds bonkers.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness will be released on Friday, 20 March on Netflix and take a look at what's in store.

Clip via Netflix

Paul Moore

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