Johnny Weir: reality series and documentary premiering 5/24/09(merged)

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  1. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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  2. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else think this is an ERROR on his part? Sorry, but reality TV is not what he needs! Catering to the inner diva the year before the Olympics after this year's results???? SCARY!
     
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  3. psycho

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    This has already been discussed in the NJ show thread.
     
  4. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Hopefully he will focus on his skating and just let the camers follow him around. JOHNNY FOR GOLD IN VANCOUVER!!! :cheer2: :cheer:
     
  5. igniculus

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    From what that had been released so far on DVD, it's not like the whole house is full of cameras and every step of him is observed a la Big Brother. There had been mainly interviews reflecting on his performances at various competitions, a couple of training shots at his rink, the Fallen Angels performance from Marshalls, trying on his new costumes, Johnny getting his hair done at a hairstylist studio, or him doing pilates with his trainer & a friend.

    And EYS! Johnny for the win! :cheer2: :saint: :swoon:
     
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  6. BaileyCatts

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    so is this something that had already been taped and canned and just running before the Olympics and that is what they are showing? Or will this be something that starts filming over the summer and continue thru the Olympics?
     
  7. igniculus

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    Johnny will talk about the whole thing in an upcoming interview on Lifeskate, I'd recommend you to check it once it airs. ;) I think it's the same team and crew that has been following him since the 2006/2007 season.
     
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    Hopefully, from this show, Johnny is making good money for training.

    :cheer2: Agree, Johnny for the Gold! :cheer2:
     
  9. Dr.Siouxs

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    Since when has Johnny had an inner diva? :lol:
     
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  10. HisWeirness

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    Pop Star on Ice will have its "World Premiere" May 24, 2009 (6:45 pm) at the Seattle International Film Festival.
    More info on Facebook
    Movie listing on IMDB
    Film Festival site: get tickets
    Pop Star on Ice SIFF page

    :D hmm...I have not seen the Japanese Johnny be Good DVD igniculus was talking about above :( so I do not know if this is the same documentary material...but from the descriptions it looks like it covers 2006-07 and probably the coaching change since Galina/Victor are listed in the cast...exciting stuff :biggrinbo...too bad I don't live in Seattle!

    FYI, this is NOT the "Be Good Johnny Weir" Sundance channel series set to be filmed this season, but earlier footage from the same production crew put together into a documentary film.
     
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  11. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Love the movie blurb at the SIFF site:

    I've got my tickets! :kickass:
     
  12. skatesindreams

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    I hope that this is as interesting as the blurb makes it sound!
     
  13. Joya

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    On the one hand, I'm really happy for Johnny that he achieved another goal that he set for himself. On the other hand, I'm worried that this will draw too many reactions along the lines of "What a Diva" and "He's all fluff" and all that stuff we know so well. On the third hand, now is the time to use the momentum of the Olympics and get some serious exposure. On the fourth hand, the judges/ISU might not see it as positive exposure. On the fifth hand, this is Johnny, for better and for worse, and those who love him will keep loving him, and those who don't can bite him (not literally).

    In conclusion: Johnny is doing what he wants to do, which is exactly what we've learned to expect (and love) from him. Also, I have too many hands.
     
  14. Wyliefan

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    How "complicated" and "rocky" was his relationship with Priscilla? :confused: I haven't followed Johnny news all that closely, but from what little I've read, I always thought they got along pretty well.
     
  15. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    This is the first time I've read about the reality series - I think Johnny would be better served to focus on his skating rather than an ongoing series.

    OTOH, I'm totally going to the SIFF premiere of his documentary!!!
     
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    Yea, what's up with that? I always thought they had one of the better coach/student relationships? :confused:

    I thought he moved because Priscilla wasn't being "tough enough" on him? Or do I have it all wrong?
     
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    Ummm...it's about JOHNNY WEIR! :lol:

    The movie hasn't opened yet. I hope you don't spend this much time thinking about other things which have not yet occurred!!! :p
     
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    I think that Weir and Hill were very close . . . and that was the problem. Over years together, they'd come to be more like friends than coach and student. Johnny said that as much as he owed to Priscilla, he needed to be with a coach whom he viewed as a coach -- someone whom he'd obey and work his ass off for. I think it was a very hard decision for both of them but one they both accepted as necessary for Johnny's skating.
     
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    You made me spit out my food! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    So true, anything about Johnny is :kickass: and :lol:.

    So genevieve AND LadyNit are going?!! JEALOUS!!!!

    ITA. That was my impression as well.
     
  20. igniculus

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    Be sure to tell us afterwards! :cheer2:


    Indeed. :rofl: :lol:

    Can't wait the news about this upcoming film.
     
  21. LadyNit

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    I hope JWe and the film director/producer/whoever come to the premiere. THAT would be the coolest thing possible. Especially if they take questions or talk to the audience.
     
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  22. Rex

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    Yeah, I'd rather see him do that instead of doing this TV show, but Johnny has never listened to me....

    I don't think that this is a good idea for him personally. Potentially, it could be good for skating.
     
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  23. Sylvia

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    Well, since these guys have apparently been following him around for three years now, he's probably long used to them. In fact, removing them now might throw his aura off.:D
     
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    Love the classification under "Documentary" and "Gay/Lesbian":
    http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=29112&fid=123

    I'm going to be away for the first showing, and I have to get to Kirkland at 11 am on 5 June for the second. :yikes:
     
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    Yet another sign that I never should have moved away from Seattle. . .
     
  27. Joya

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    I'm guessing the programmers of the festival.
     
  30. igniculus

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    Nice reviews so far, thank you for posting! :cheer2: