It's unlikely anyone but those involved will ever know the complete truth, but if the majority of this film is to be believed, Tonya got the short-end of the stick in life and in relation to "the incident". Some viewers, however, found themselves wondering how one person in particular might feel if she was watching the proceedings go down: former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.
Harding has responded positively to I, Tonya, and is on record as only taking umbrage with two specific things: she maintains that she doesn't curse as much as Margot Robbie's portrayal does, and she never killed animals to make her own fur coat. She sometimes joins her husband on construction projects, but mostly works as a stay at home mom to their only child, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Now The New York Times has caught up with the former figure-skating champion, and the headline gets right to the heart of it: "Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now". That's why she wants to explore the possibility of adding "director" to her resume. "Somewhere in there she really does love Tonya, but she's just not a woman who's capable of showing love or being loved".
"Did you know that if you bash someone in the kneecap now, they say you "Gillooly" them?" he says to the camera. During filming, Margot lost all feeling in her arm and had to undergo weekly MRI scans which showed she had injured her neck. "And they could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted".
Ms Harding began wrapping up the interview, thanking the hosts for having her.
Harding's legacy has been re-examined as a result of the film. A hard victim. She doesn't cringe and beg for help. With D Major's production, its piano twinkling like the stars and its synth suggesting an expansive plane of safety and danger all at once, Harding jumps into the heavens. Harding was thought to have played a part in that attack but said she didn't know about it beforehand. Stevens lyrically acknowledges that she was anything but. Harding has adamantly denied any involvement in the plot, but Tuesday she said she did overhear talk of the plan.
To both versions' credit, there is a unapologetic softness to them, taking the form of huge sonic scale in D Major, or an intimate one in Eb Major. Would her grit and aggression on and off the ice have been celebrated? She grew up dirt-poor, chopping wood, skinning rabbits and winning figure skating competitions in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. They then drive to...maybe a hospital, and Gillooly is stopped by the police.