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. 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.Written by
According to press reports published after the series aired, the country music "performed" by Joe Exotic and excerpted in various episodes--like other aspects of his life--is not entirely what it seems. Joe Exotic reportedly commissioned up-and-coming country musicians Danny Clinton and Vince Johnson to produce the music for the stillborn G.W. Zoo reality series, with Joe's creative contributions reportedly being limited to background vocals and suggesting song topics. Joe allegedly did not actually write, play instruments, or sing lead on any of the songs.
Johnson claims to have been taken aback when Joe produced the music videos and posted them on YouTube, depicting himself as the main performer and taking credit for music he did not write or produce. See more »
Interesting series on many levels, but everyone featured is a pathological liar and experienced various mental illnesses. The truth means nothing to these people, so it will never be found.
Protecting the animals is the only thing we should care about here. The actual "animals" are the featured people: Baskin, Antle and Schreibvogel. Sick, awful human beings.
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