Tonya Harding

See the sensational new trailer for the upcoming Tonya Harding movie, ‘I, Tonya’

Caution: There’s some NSFW language and content in the trailer

By: | November 1, 2017 4:39 pm

Tonya Harding’s mother, according to reports published after the figure skater’s ex-husband and bodyguard were charged with injuring Nancy Kerrigan, was “brutal.”

From one Chicago Tribune report in 1994:

Never mind that Harding sometimes was forced to urinate on the ice, according to people who knew her then. Or that at the outdoor rink she was shivering in her frilly chiffon skating outfit.

If Harding protested, her mother, LaVona Golden, “slapped her across the face,” once so hard that she was knocked off a stool, said Pat Hamil, whose daughter, Jeannine, skated with Harding.

Golden wanted her daughter to be No. 1 and wanted it badly. When Harding said that she was seeing “dollar signs” after winning the national championships this month, she was echoing her mother’s vision of what skating could do: Take her daughter far away from the trailer park poverty in which she’d been raised.

That relationship is showcased in the newest trailer for the upcoming ‘I, Tonya’, the highly anticipated movie about the disgraced former figure skater. Harding’s mother is played by Allison Janney.

At the end of the trailer, Harding — played by Margot Robbie — asks her mom: “Did you ever love me?”

Janney replies: “I made you a champion. Knowing you’d hate me for it. That’s the sacrifice I made.”

The official trailer for @ITonyaMovie is HERE. Can’t wait for you to see #ITonyain theaters this December!

— Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney)

The movie hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles in December and nationwide at the start of 2018.

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