Lights, camera, axel! The eight-part Sundance Channel original documentary series, BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR explores the life of one of America's most outspoken and colorful sports figures, three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and World Medalist Johnny Weir.
Episode one follows Weir as he experiences career setbacks, media backlash and a change in his relationship with his long-time coach Priscilla Hill. On view also are Weir's flamboyant lifestyle and his signature sense of fashion. (Weir has designed his own skating costumes and modeled in runway shows.) "Undeniably moving" - The Seattle Times.
In the second episode, Johnny and his tough Soviet-trained coach, Galina, head to Sweden for the 2008 World Championships; later, he faces off against long-time rival Evan Lysacek.
In the third episode, Johnny heads into the 2009 U.S. nationals in a weakened state and later must confront some of the most devastating and challenging weeks in his long career.
In the fourth episode, Johnny deals with the expenses of being an elite skater and reflects on the sacrifices he has made in favor of his athletic pursuits.
In episode five, Johnny travels to Moscow with coach Galina to compete in the Cup of Russia. But how will be fare against the formidable 2006 Olympic Champion, Evgeni Plushenko?
Episode six finds Johnny feeling the pressure after his poor showing in Moscow. A week later, Johnny heads for Nagano, Japan, where he will face two strong American competitors.
In episode seven, Johnny returns from Nagano in better spirits. However, he soon returns to Japan for the Grand Prix Final and competition against his archrival, Evan Lysacek.
In episode eight, Johnny celebrates the New Year in high style at a Manhattan restaurant. Looming is Johnny's date with destiny: the crucial 2010 Nationals in Spokane, Washington.
After two years of assorted triumphs and occasional setbacks, the series reaches its finale at the 2010 Olympics. While the presence of his rival Evan Lysacek looms large in Vancouver, Johnny never fails to attract attention, even when holding a press conference moments before the long-awaited hockey face-off between Canada and Russia.