Johnny Weir is currently doing publicity for his own eight-episode Sundance Channel reality series that, “that documents his life, work, coach, and family.”
Excerpts from Weir quotes to Choire Sicha of TheDailyBeast.com:
I will pretty much do anything and say anything I’m asked to do. I want to be a fashion designer and have a line in stores and a lifestyle. I love that world. I love high drama situations. I’m completely comfortable. I’m very much an open book.
Here’s Weir’s response last September when OutSports.com asked him, “What do you think when people ask, ‘Are you gay?’”
The way I see things like coming out parties and being very theatrical and making such a big spectacle of things, I just don’t agree with making it a big spectacle. I was born Johnny Weir, whatever that entails. People can make their own assumptions and people can talk and people can chat, but it doesn’t change who I am and all of these things that contribute to my life. Being gay? I’m all for it.
I love gay people, I love African-American people, I love lesbians, I love Asians. To me, there’s no importance to making a show out of something that’s just you. I promote Johnny Weir and I’m as ridiculous as they come, but that’s what I want people to see is that I’m Johnny Weir. You can label me however you want to, but there’s not one thing in my life that defines me except myself. Everyone has a right to question things.
Speaking of open books, Weir to Sicha of The Daily Beast:
I definitely want to write a book. Not about figure skating! The dirt. I will name names. I don’t care who sues me after it. People will love it. As soon as I don’t need to be politically correct anymore, I will drop the bomb.
What dirt would that be? Can’t wait.
Meantime, Weir let Sicha know that he’d love to have a child.
I don’t need anyone, I’m happy sitting at home, Windexing and organizing closets and painting my nails. I’m happier, it’s less stress than being with someone. Someday maybe I’ll have someone!
If that works out great, but if I end up with a cute furry dog and a ferret, I’ll be happy. I’m happy with myself and I’m strong enough to be alone. Not that I don’t welcome advances!
Weir ending up with a ferret instead of a baby? Impossible.