Gayest Tiger King spoof yet?
Talented couple Will Chase and Ingrid Michaelson have released “Tigers and Young Men,” their original parody of the hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.
“They can’t be too young, they can’t be too old,” Chase sings, soaking in a sudsy bathtub. “Of course, I’m talking about the men. But I also like my tigers young. Just like my men.”
Michaelson, who wrote the song, also makes a cameo as—who else?—Exotic’s biggest rival, animal rights activist Carole Baskin.
Chase and Michaelson are using the video to raise money for the Human Society of the United States, which is working to end animal cruelty.
Michaelson, a recording artist and vocal LGBTQ ally, appeared on Broadway in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. She is also writing the score for the musical adaptation of The Notebook.
Chase is best known to TV audiences for his roles in Smash, Nashville, and Stranger Things. The Tony nominee’s Broadway credits include Rent, Aida, The Full Monty, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Kiss Me, Kate.
Exotic, a.k.a. Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year federal prison sentence for allegedly hiring someone to murder “that bitch” Baskin. He was also found guilty of various animal abuses.
The kitty kook has filed a $94 million lawsuit from jail, alleging he was targeted by law enforcement because he is gay. President Trump told reporters at a White House press conference that he would “take a look” at Exotic’s appeal for a pardon.
It was reported last week that Rob Lowe is in “very preliminary” discussions with producer Ryan Murphy to star as Exotic in a scripted adaptation of the hit Netflix docuseries.
Kate McKinnon is currently attached to star as Baskin in another adaptation of the Tiger King saga, a limited series called Joe Exotic. Kristin Chenoweth also plays Baskin in a new demo for Andrew Lippa’s proposed Tiger King musical parody.