Posted on 6/05/121 by Colin Vassallo
On Thursday, June 17, Vice TV will premiere the new Chyna
documentary simply titled Chyna.
The documentary will chronicle the rise and fall of the
former WWE Women’s and Intercontinental champion told
through exclusive footage from the last year of her life.
“Joanie aka Chyna’s meteoric rise and fall is the stuff of
Shakespearian drama, but underneath all that flash, she was
an intelligent and sensitive person who struggled with
addiction,” director Mariah Strauch told PEOPLE.com in an
Strauch said that the documentary will give viewers an
intimate and unfiltered view of her personal journey as a
pop culture icon and beyond and will compassionately tell
the true story of Chyna’s last year of life.
Her mother, Janet LaQue, is part of the documentary and said
that it was important for her to tell her side of the story.
“Joanie’s story is important to tell because people should
know the vast extent her life’s positive impact had on so
many others,” she said. “Her gentle, loving and caring way
was astounding despite the inner grief and sadness she
carried at the same time.”
This project is separate from the Dark Side of the Ring
series and is a standalone documentary.