‘To Russia with Love’ Documentary to Air About Gay Olympic Athletes

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A documentary produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn’s Sundance Production will follow openly gay Johnny Weir as he interviews gay athletes. To Russia With Love was shot in various international places, but was also secretly shot during the Sochi games, without the consent of the government. The film will examine the lives of past and present lesbian and gay athletes. It will include interviews with Billie Jean King and Greg Louganis as well as current athletes. According to the Hollywood Reporter:

Athletes featured in the film include snowboarders Belle Brockhoff and Simona Meiler, speed skaters Anastasia Bucsis and Blake Skjellerup and four-time gold medal-winning hockey player Charline Labonte as well as such notable sports personalities as Calgary Flames president of hockey operations and USA Hockey personnel director Brian Burke, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Mark Tewksbury and Russian Open Games’ Konstantin Yablotskiy and Elvina Yuvakaeva. To Russia With Love also features interviews and commentary from David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker; actor and activist Stephen Fry and the Brooklyn Nets’ Jason Collins, who became the first openly gay athlete in a major sport.

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