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John Curry: The Ice King

A Storyville documentary about John Curry, who transformed a dated sport into an art form and became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not fully legal.

One of the greatest ice skaters 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 fully legal.

Directed by James Erskine, this is a searing documentary about a lost cultural icon - a story of art, sport, sexuality and rebellion. Featuring incredible unseen footage of some of Curry's most remarkable performances and with access to his letters, archive interviews, and interviews with his family, friends and collaborators, this is a portrait of the man who turned ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form.

1 hour, 26 minutes

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Director James Erskine

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