The Ice King
Considered the greatest ice skater of all time, Englishman John Curry in the 1970s and ‘80s transformed a dated sport into an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian. His body was bound by society to be a political battleground: from the most romantic love affairs to humiliation and violence in sex clubs, to its ‘unmanly’ elegance and beauty on the ice, he was an artist simply trying to express his authentic self.
From his gold medal-winning performances to travelling the world with his skating company, John Curry was a groundbreaking figure on and off the ice; graceful, beautiful, obsessive and controlling. The Ice King showcases this extraordinary man, a pioneer whose every act was an inescapable rebellion.