John Curry, transformed the world of ice skating. Cultural differences not unlike today, but more welcomed, or at least legal than the turmoil times of the late 70's thru the mid 80's.( A president who was a bigot then as well as now.) A lifetime documentary of a boy who was denied by a to stern father who denied his son ballet lessons, yet accepted the "sport" of skating on the ice. A world where John Curry used his natural born talent to break all barriers of a corrupt sport, ice skating to become an Olympic world champion, only to try & be outed by a talentless media, sound familiar? Despite these obstacles, Philanthropists recognized truly groundbreaking talent was set on a course, where John would transform that sport into new, wondrous, expressive ballet & dance moves which were stagnantly absent before.from Great Britian's top venue to the US ' Metroplitan, and beyond, Curry's catapulted our culture into the future. But for every shine of brilliance in him, there were demons.Demons of trying to find love in his orientation during a time when no one knew, and political correctedness prevented finding a cure into the world of AIDS. Being on top of a sport is a lonely place, John curry's world full explains his dispostion, and at the same time, displays for all time the importance his his work of transforming the world of ice skating for future generations with a dignified empathy of this special and unique gay man
The Ice King
The Ice King
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THE ICE KING is the searing documentary of a lost cultural icon, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion. Including incredible unseen footage of some of his mort remarkable ...
January 28, 2021