Zoo is a documentary film centered on the life and (unusual) death of American Boeing engineer, Kenneth Pinyan. Known simply as “Mr. Hands” to no doubt hundreds of bestiality fans, Pinyan has an extremely strange hobby of filming himself having receptive anal sex with animals, specifically stallions.
On a fateful day in 2005, Pinyan was filming one of his homemade sex videos when the stallion’s penetration accidentally punctured Pinyan’s colon. Refusing to get immediate medical attention, Pinyan died of his injury. The sordid details surrounding his death is filmed in Zoo, complete with accounts from the two men who rushed Pinyan to the nearest hospital.
The film was created not just to highlight Pinyan’s unusual hobby but also to learn more about the psychological problems that led to the subject habitually having sex with animals. Zoo is directed by Robinson Devor, co-produced by Ben Exworthy and Garr Godfrey, with contributions by columnist Charles Mudede. The film debuted in Sundance Film Festival in 2007 and was one of the 16 winners out of the 856 candidates. Zoo was also chosen as one of the five top American films to be featured in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.