Review of Tiger King (2020)


Seen in 2020.

The United States of America.

A manipulative, cliffhanging true-crime documentary that is in part about a failed attempt to make reality TV. Out of all the horrific, self-sabotaging, self-destructive, abusive, degrading, traumatic, literally murderous shit “Joe Exotic” gets up to, the most disgusting is his plan to put discarded Walmart meat for his cats on pizzas to serve his visitors. The ecocritical points are not subtle: This is animal “rescue” culture at its worst, fully entangled with narcissism.

moving picture non-fiction series