Tonya Harding shows her skate to the judges after interrupting her free skating programme during the Winter Olympics in 1994. As we were reminded by the events in the Michigan courtroom over which Judge Rosemarie Aquilina presided last week, rhinestones and makeup are sometimes the camouflage hiding lives damaged by callous exploitation. The courage of the young women who stood up to speak of the sexual abuse committed by Larry Nassar during his time as the US gymnastics team doctor was particularly inspiring since it came from athletes whom we are accustomed to applauding, once every four years, in their guise as beaming infant-sprites, defying gravity and the restrictions of human physiology as they launch themselves around the Olympic arena in a blizzard of stag leaps and triple back saltos.
J.E. Vader calls the biopic a portrait of "an unrepentant felon."
The former Olympic figure skater has remain tight-lipped about the movie, which has received major recognition this awards season.
Margot Robbie was said to be 'thrilled' when Tonya Harding turned up at the premiere of her new biopic movie I, Tonya, in which Robbie plays the disgraced figure skater.
Margot Robbie hits the ice in the first 'I, Tonya' trailer, which tells the story of disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding.