Pop Star on Ice starring Johnny Weir had its New York premiere on June 11, as part of the NewFest (New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Film Festival. Produced and directed by David Barba and James Pellerito, the film chronicles Johnny's rise from a young boy growing up in rural Pennsylvania to becoming three-time U.S National Figure Skating Champion and a World bronze medalist. Throughout the film, the audience is introduced to Patti Weir (Johnny's mother), Paris Childers (his best friend), Priscilla Hill (Johnny's coach for nearly ten years before he switched to Galina Zmievskaya and Viktor Petrenko) and other important figures in his life.
After the movie, Johnny, Paris, David and James took questions from the audience and here is Part 1 of the Q&A. Part 2 is coming up on Monday! (Photo below, from left to right, David Barba, James Pellerito, Paris Childers and Johnny Weir)