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Johnny Weir’s Biopic Triple Salchows Into Theatres

Richie Rich might get to take credit for giving Johnny Weir’s documentary Pop Star on Ice its title. ‘Cause shit, that’s what this guy is: a pop star.

The biopic on figure skating’s most famous openly gay performer debuts Sunday at the Seattle International Film Festival before making the indie festival circuit. We’re not sure if we’re more excited for the film, or the title rap track that manages to rhyme the lyrics “I won’t be distracted / I need to go practice / My triple toe loops / ‘Cause oh my do they scare me.” Because that takes talent.

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  • Powerbottom Philly

    I can’t wait to see this! I’ve seen Johnny out in Philly’s gayborhood before and he is actually pretty sweet and shy. POPSTAR ON ICE is also supposed to be playing at the Philadelphia QFest Film Festival in July.

  • Giovanni

    Huh, so that’s how you spell salchow.

  • Dorian

    Openly gay? But did he ever come out of the closet? Well, you’d have to be blind and deaf to think Johnny Weir is straight. He makes Clay Aiken seem butch.

  • Chad

    I’m pretty sure he’s not gay “on the record,” not that there’s any doubt in my mind. But I don’t think it’s necessarily fair to call him “figure skating’s most famous openly gay” athlete.

    “Most famously gay” on the other hand…

  • 7SnowyNights

    Agreed with Chad. Perhaps “Most fabulously flametastic figure skater” would be more accurate.

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