One of our most beloved lesbian athletes is the subject of a new short film that documents her journey to China to play basketball during the Phoenix Mercury's off-season.
Brittney Griner, who came out during last year's WNBA draft, travels to China in this 15-minute video for her inaugural season with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. Traveling overseas to play basketball during the off-season is a rite of passage for many WNBA players, and this film chronicles not only Griner's journey, but also her transformation form "a celebrated kid with unlimited potential to a self-reliant adult with a deep inner capacity to make her championship dreams a reality," according to a statement sent to The Huffington Post.
This short film is an extension of ESPN's feature-length, Emmy-nominated, "Nine for IX" series that premiered last summer. "Nine for IX" focuses on stories of women navigating the sports world as captured by female filmmakers.
Check out Griner's film above.