Sufjan Stevens Shares A Touching Tribute To Tonya Harding
Dec 06 2017 by Francis Osborne
Before the real-life soap opera unfolded on wall-to-wall news coverage, Harding was noted for her skating prowess.
Margot Robbie is the golden girl on the red carpet at the I, Tonya premiere on Tuesday (December 5) at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. In one of the biggest scandals in sports history, her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and bodyguard hired a hitman to injure Nancy Kerrigan seven weeks before the 1994 Winter Olympics. She was subsequently banned from the sport for life after pleading guilty to hindering authorities' investigation into the incident. Aptly titled "Tonya Harding", Stevens explains in an accompanying essay that the song is a long overdue attempt by him to capture the "complicated subject". "My achievement is producing this film and having a producing deal with a major studio-that is my achievement'". But she was also simply un-categorical: "American's sweetheart with a dark twist", he wrote. Tonya also had a brief career as a boxer, and is most famous for her bout with former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones (whose sexual harassment suit against Bill Clinton precipitated his impeachment in 1998). I, TONYA sal in Suid-Afrikaanse fliekteaters te sien wees vanaf 16 Februarie 2018! "I not only made her lips narrower but I dragged down the corners of her mouth".
Sufjan Stevens had a busy November, releasing a Thanksgiving mixtape featuring unreleased material from the Carrie & Lowell sessions, and unveiling two new songs (and a remix) that are used prominently in the more critically lauded films of this year, Luca Guadagnino's controversial Italian romance drama Call Me By Your Name. In the face of outrage and defeat, Tonya bolstered shameless resolve and succeeded again and again with all manners of re-invention and self-determination. "I don't think I ever really appreciated [her talent] until we were figuring out how we were going to shoot the triple axel in the film", Robbie told the magazine. She did that and more.