Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a law banning “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors” was passed in Russia. Gay Olympians were confronted with a tough decision: whether to protest in defense of their Russian comrades or compete in silence. Popular figure skater Johnny Weir was challenged to come out against the country he’d loved since childhood. Narrated by Jane Lynch, To Russia with Love takes viewers inside the Russian Open Games – a daring gay sports tournament held in Moscow three days after the Olympics – which was thwarted by authorities at every turn. Tennis champ Billie Jean King meets teen activist Vladislav Slavskiy who lives a besieged life in Sochi.
|Running Time:||80 min.|
|Subject(s):||Activism, Human Rights, LGBT, Sports|
|Production Company:||Fulton Productions|