THE ICE KING
An insightful documentary about a lost cultural icon, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion. John Curry transformed ice-skating from a dated sport into a celebrated art form
Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality wasn’t yet fully legal.
Including incredible unseen footage of some of his most remarkable performances and with access to Curry's letters, archive interviews, and interviews with his family, friends and collaborators, this is a fascinating portrait of the man who turned ice-skating into an electric sport watched by millions. Watch any figure skating and it falls into two distinct camps: before and after John Curry.
From what was a macho, technical sport whose judges punished deviation blossomed - through John Curry's stubborn beauty - ice-dancing.
“A moving tribute to John Curry – a sublimely talented man who straddled sport and art in an extraordinary way.”
- Matt Dickinson, The Times