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igniculus
05-18-2009, 07:26 PM
Keep it going! I hope more and more people get to see it and skating benefits from the attention it might get! :cheer2:

sk9tingfan
05-18-2009, 10:47 PM
Directly from the web:


NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival has announced its programming for its 21st annual edition, running June 4-11, 2009. The festival will open on June 4th and close on June 11th with “Pop Star on Ice,” a documentary about Johnny Weir, Olympic figure skater and three-time national champion. Directed by David Barba and James Pellerito, NewFest notes that “this playful documentary reveals how a young Russophile and Chihuahua lover from rural Pennsylvania rose to pop stardom.”


Popstar will show some time during the Provincetown Film Festival, held between June 17 and 21st, but the time of showing has yet to be provided

Swishcicle
05-19-2009, 08:54 PM
The new POI trailer is up on icenetwork (http://web.icenetwork.com/video/). Although you may need a subscription. That song at the end of the teaser? Apparently, it's Johnny's own rap song for the film. The style is reminiscent of Eminem, but the rapping mentions triple toe loops, Johnny, and coach changes... :lol:

LadyNit
05-19-2009, 09:11 PM
god. what an ego! :rofl:

taylorfax
05-19-2009, 09:31 PM
The new POI trailer is up on icenetwork (http://web.icenetwork.com/video/).
I need to drop an OMG here.

BigB08822
05-19-2009, 09:33 PM
I hope this was all worth it. It's not as if he has an Olympic spot sewn up.

taylorfax
05-19-2009, 09:58 PM
I hope this was all worth it.
lol What was worth it? Living his life? :P They just filmed it.

care
05-19-2009, 10:49 PM
The new POI trailer is up on icenetwork (http://web.icenetwork.com/video/)

:D This documentary looks amazing! Johnny is so interesting. I can't wait to see it.

HisWeirness
05-19-2009, 11:15 PM
Wow. :D Count me as another one who is surprised (pleasantly) that the trailer (this is not the teaser released a few days ago) is up on IN. :P I guess USFS figures that any publicity is good publicity right now for skating.

Still digesting the trailer :o...loved that the rap rhymed "family" with "Grand Prix" :P
:cheer: :respec: :cheer2:

hailstorm
05-20-2009, 03:14 AM
Apparently, it's Johnny's own rap song for the film.

I think you mean that the song is about Johnny, and not that Johnny wrote the song, right? At least, that's what I got from reading the credits at the end.

Entertaining trailer, btw.

Swishcicle
05-20-2009, 04:08 AM
I think you mean that the song is about Johnny, and not that Johnny wrote the song, right? At least, that's what I got from reading the credits at the end.

Yeah, yeah, I'm sorry, did people misinterpret me? I've been reading that Johnny wrote the rap song, and wondering where people came up with the information... was it from me? :o

meggonzo
05-20-2009, 04:13 AM
Is this going to be playing nationally? I need to see it!

luenatic
05-20-2009, 04:43 AM
I cannot find the documentary "Be good Johnny Weir" on the Sundance channel schedule. Am I missing something?

judiz
05-20-2009, 04:59 AM
It won't be on the Sundance Channel until January. The reality series is planned for eight weeks and picks up where Pop Star on Ice ends with Johnny preparing for Nationals and (hopefully) the Olympics

Swishcicle
05-20-2009, 07:05 AM
A youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdgrxZ6x6Aw) version of the official trailer is out.

Compare 1:52-2:15 of the trailer with 1:12+ of Eminem's The Way I Am (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFxfoM3b6jQ)! Figure Skating has never sounded so hardcore. :hat1: