THE ICE KING

By James ERSKINE

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Documentary - Post-Production 2017

The greatest ice skater of all time, John Curry transformed a dated sport into an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • James ERSKINE
    • Synopsis
    • John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal. Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy; ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, this is a man forever on the run: from his father's ghost, his country, and even his own self. Above all, an artist and an athlete whose body time and time again –sometimes against his will– becomes a political battlefield.
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