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A Preview of How Sundance Channel Will Frame Johnny Weir’s Television Character

In order for a reality show to tell a narrative each episode, the cast members must film separate solo interviews with producers, who can piece together these clips with the raw footage, and presto, there’s a plotline. “The reason I’m such a bitch to him,” Cast Member X will say in a voice-over as footage of a fight scene rolls, “is because he’s an asshole.” You see it on Jersey Shore, Survivor, and The Real World. Perhaps the most infamous example arrived with Kathy Griffin’s D-List, where last season Kathy refused to sit for these interviews (“Don’t you have enough tape for the show already?!” she screamed at producers, though we’re paraphrasing), effectively limiting what kind of show Bravo could air. (Eventually and reluctantly, we’re told, she filmed the spots. As her contract stipulated she must.) But as Johnny Weir enters the reality famewhore cycle with tonight’s Be Good Johnny Weir premiere, the Sundance Channel previews what could end up being spliced into the season. Like Johnny explaining what it means to be bad, which will make for a nice V.O. during a Jonny bitchfight scene.

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    • terrwill

      Johnny, you can come out now! No need to “skate” around the issue anymore………….. : P

      Jan 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimmy

      @1 – Maybe because he’s focused on something more relevant to him than what you and others have already concluded to be his truth.

      Jan 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      @jimmy: He states he has a BF, and everytime he opens his mouth a purse falls out……..He and Michael Urie are stuck in some kind of pre-Ellen time warp where they think that admitting the obvious is going to hurt their careers……………

      Jan 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimmy

      It appears he, and maybe Urie too, has a contrarian streak that forbids him to behave in a way that others want or expect.

      Jan 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Same Crap

      He is the cutest thing. Mind you, I viewed the videos with the sound off, but still.

      Jan 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James UK

      Not out!

      Get real – like there’s a closet big enough.

      Jan 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sexy Rexy

      He is so obnoxious; I can’t stand this twink. I wish Tonya Harding would club his knee. Pretentious, loudmouth little boys like this make my stomach turn.

      Jan 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scot

      Being gay isn’t a choice but being totally creepy and a drama queen is. I agree with Sexy Rexy, he needs a lead pipe to his ego.

      Jan 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sumatra

      is that a tumor growing on his head? And why is he doing this show? He should be on RuPaul’s Drag Race!

      Jan 19, 2010 at 12:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sam

      @Sexy Rexy: how is he obnoxious, pray tell? i fail to see anything particularly aggravating from these videos, unless you’re speaking from previous experience with him.
      (i haven’t)

      Jan 19, 2010 at 12:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Perfection

      what an ugly queen this bitch is!

      Jan 19, 2010 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      I like that Cassowary look:

      The cassowary (genus Casuarius) is a very large flightless bird native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands and northeastern Australia.

      The Southern Cassowary is the third tallest and second heaviest living bird, smaller only than the Ostrich and Emu.

      Cassowaries feed mainly on fruits, though all species are truly omnivorous and will take a range of other plant food including shoots, grass seeds, and fungi in addition to invertebrates and small vertebrates.

      Cassowaries are very shy, but when disturbed, they are capable of inflicting serious injuries to dogs and children.


      Jan 19, 2010 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheAwfulTruth

      Where is Tonya Harding when you need her…

      Jan 19, 2010 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam

      @No. 3: I think Michael Urie finally came out.

      Jan 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Badleroybrown8

      He is the sexiest damn thing to ever slide across the ice.

      Jan 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sexy Rexy

      What IS relevant is him focusing on skating well and not running his mouth every time he sees a camera or a mike!

      Jan 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • heo

      @Badleroybrown8: Sexy? Only if you think the only humans that are sexy are drag queens. Have you watched skating lately? Lots of sexy men and some women. What is so special about Johnny other than he can skate? He is just like any other attention seeking twink. If he were to come out and shut up and skate I’d be his biggest fan, but I cringe every time he opens his mouth. Think of all the good he could do…but, no it is all about Johnny.

      Jan 28, 2010 at 2:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg Theron

      I hate him with a passion.

      Mar 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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