Friday, 20 July, 2018

Sufjan Stevens Pays Homage to Tonya Harding on New Song

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Stacy Diaz | 06 December, 2017, 18:49

"I thought I was going to meet her to placate her, but really she was more anxious about me-how I was doing with the ice-skating, how I was doing with the fame at a young age".

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Kerrigan spoke out about the incident in the NBC documentary Nancy & Tonya in 2014. Harding avoided jail time but pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution.

Tonya Harding is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. She was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association, received three years probation, a $160,000 fine and 500 hours of community service.

"My achievement is producing this film and having a producing deal with a major studio - that is my achievement.' And everyone shut up after that". But the more I edited, and the more I meditated, and the more I considered the wholeness of the person of Tonya Harding, I began to feel a conviction to write something with dignity and grace, to pull back the ridiculous tabloid fodder and take stock of the real story of this odd and magnificent America hero. She was a reality T.V. star before such a thing even existed. "I not only made her lips narrower but I dragged down the corners of her mouth". She also believes, more than two decades later, that Harding is innocent in the attack against Kerrigan, which effectively ended both of their professional skating careers. Tonya shines bright in the pantheon of American history simply because she never stopped trying her hardest. Today, Stevens released a new song that also seems related to the cinema of the moment: that is, the new, a one-off called "Tonya Harding", for which he wrote an in-depth accompanying essay. She fought classism, sexism, physical abuse and public rebuke to become an incomparable American legend. She did that and more.