An official documentary on the late “9th Wonder of the World” Joanie “Chyna” Laurer is in the works. The piece is authorized by her estate which is headed by her mother, Jan LaQue. In December, LaQue posted on Chyna’s Twitter account about taking over her estate and the initial plan on the documentary.
The website that LaQue has promised is now up and is providing further information. She has shared the following:
“My daughter, Joanie Laurer, led a remarkable life. I am excited to partner with a production team who is passionate about telling her true life’s story, not just the parts that played out in the ring or the tabloids,” says Jan LaQue, Laurer’s mother. “To that end I have selected a woman producer to work with who understands that the public only knows a small bit of Joanie’s story. I want to restore her legacy, a legacy that has been tarnished by others. Joanie deserves this and so do her true fans.”
The producer of the project also shared their sentiments as follows:
“Our production team could not be more honored to help tell the story of Joanie “Chyna” Laurer’s life. We are committed to approaching this project with integrity and respect,” says Producer, Erin Hayes. “Laurer showed a generation that women can be strong and smart. Hers is a story we want to tell and to preserve. She wasn’t a wrestler, she was a champion and she inspired the lives of so many people. That’s the story we are going to tell.”
The website explains that interviews are being conducted presently in regards to those that knew Chyna personally and those lives she had a huge impact on. It will also “expose the manipulation her legacy has endured by those looking to profit from Laurer’s fame/personal struggles and will show her fate was the product of the #metoo era.”
In August, there was a pending documentary scheduled for the REELZ Network. This was under their series titled, “Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…” which has aired previously for a slew of other celebrities who are no longer with us. LaQue contacted REELZ and explained to them that if this were to air that she would seek legal action.
For further updates on the project you can check out the website by clicking here. All transcripts are credited to this official website.
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