The dirty story of “Joe Exotic” as portrayed in the successful Netflix documentaries, Tiger King: murder, chaos and madnessis getting stranger (if that is possible at all). The seven-part series showed the exotic animal keeper of Oklahoma, Joseph Maldonado-Passage (née Joseph Schreibvogel), who calls himself the “Tiger King” because he rules over his kingdom of the big cats.
It is impossible to summarize the summary of Tiger King without pointing out that Exotic is now serving a 22-year sentence. Everything is due to an attempted murder against a long-time rival, Carole Baskin, as well as several violations of the animal world. Someone exotic threatened long before Baskin. We know the following:
Who is Louis Theroux?
Singapore-born Louis Theroux – and cousin of actor Justin Theroux – is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has been the face of British documentaries for over 25 years. His career began in 1994 as a correspondent for Michael Moore’s satirical NBC news program TV nation. He covered everything from Nazis to UFO investigators.
In his 2019 memoir Gotta get Theroux Theroux admitted that the spotlight is not easy.
“I’ve made it a habit of being a little invisible in my programs. Although I’m in front of the camera, I don’t really give much of myself. I think that’s due to the nature of the programs. I’m a heterosexual man in a world that’s one way or another a little strange, mysterious, dangerous, or just emotionally charged, ”he said.
Some viewers of Tiger King might already be familiar with Exotic’s eccentric personality. He appeared once Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets. According to Theroux, the memory of this is not exactly pleasant.
Exotic said that to Theroux
In 2011 Theroux toured the G.W. Zoo, owned and operated by Exotic for a episode of his documentary at the time, Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets. Theroux toured with Exotics private collection of big cats and chimpanzees.
The summary of the show was:
“Louis Theroux travels to the American heartland and spends a lot of time with an Oklahoma man who has bred and raised over 150 tigers. He visits the woman, who privately owns one of America’s largest collections of chimpanzees, and is in uncomfortably close contact with a number of big cats and dangerous primates. “
While it could have been an ordinary visit (is there anything exotic?), A conversation between Theroux and Exotic uncannily mirrors that of Exotic’s comments on Baskin.
In a wild clip, Exotic Theroux tells what would happen if Theroux got into the cage with the tigers.
“If he gets you and you don’t want him to kill and eat you right away, he’ll torture you. So if you got in there and I was out here to get you out, he’d be on you and cover you up. I would just shoot you, it would be more humane, “he said.
“You would shoot me? In the head? “Theroux replied. Exotic replied” Yes “.
The conversation may have felt uncomfortable at the time, but given Exotic’s alleged attempted murder of Baskin, for whom he is in prison, the clip takes on a whole new meaning.
What is Exotic’s position on the documentation?
With Tiger King How does Exotic feel as good as it was portrayed? Co-directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin told LadBible that he was happy with the end result.
“He has lived all his life just to become famous and to finally realize that this glory is just … it’s tickled pink,” said Goode. “Even though he’s behind bars, it’s really interesting to see Joe’s reaction – it’s incredible and very surprising. He’s absolutely thrilled.”
The director announced that he wasn’t exactly Exptic’s biggest fan, adding that he had “mixed feelings” because [Exotic] did “terrible things”.
“He was one of those people who would try to tell you what you wanted to hear,” said Goode. “It’s very manipulative – and smart in many ways – but in the end you know that all of these people, including Carole, have created their own little world in one world. Most of them live outside of the American mainstream.”
Tiger King: murder, chaos and madness is now available on Netflix.