Privilege Gone Wild, Hammer Edition
“If you believe in making deals with the devil, the Hammers are top of the totem pole. Every generation of my family has been involved in dark misdeeds, and it just gets worse and worse and worse.”
So claims Casey Hammer in the trailer to House of Hammer, an upcoming docuseries on the family of oilman, art collector, and museum founder Armand Hammer. The nuance-free trailer foregrounds the tabloid scandals of canceled actor Armie Hammer, great-grandson of Armand. But the less photogenic side of the Hammer family has a truly interesting tale too, involving communists, capitalists, fake Fabergé eggs, an illegal abortion doctor, a Christian broadcaster, and a sex throne. Or, in the words of Discovery+ publicists, "a dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild."