Animal Kingdom: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray + UltraViolet)By Warner Bros.
When his mother dies of a heroin overdose, 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Finn Cole) moves in with his estranged relatives in a Southern California beach town. Heading up their petty crime dynasty is J's manipulative grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody (Ellen Barkin), whose iron-fisted, velvet-gloved tough love controls her four sons: adopted right-hand man Barry "Baz" (Scott Speedman); intense, mentally disturbed Pope (Shawn Hatosy); tough, hyperactive Craig (Ben Robson); and the troubled and deeply closeted "baby" of the family Deran (Jake Weary). As J copes with losing his mom, aggressive rivalry between his uncles and a helpful high school teacher, his new family incites more danger, excitement and trouble than he's ever known.
Reasons to Buy
- Ellen Barkin, at her absolute iciest, rules over a fiercely talented ensemble cast in all 10 episodes of this edgy, crime-fueled series based on the award-winning Australian film of the same name.
- Animal Kingdom has an intense gay subplot. Hot bad-boy Jake Weary plays Deran, the baby of the family, who is hooking up with his best buddy Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark) and will go to any lengths to keep his sexuality a secret... even if he has to murder someone.
- The rest of the cast is also stacked with hot, hyper-masculine, frequently shirtless young actors. This series will inspire you with limitless rough trade fantasies.
DVD Features6 Featurettes: Inside Animal Kingdom, Animal Kingdom: Stunts, Meet the Codys, Getting Into Character, Setting the Stage and Family Comes First