Sufjan Stevens Shares Tonya Harding Single


"I went down and she's on the driveway and there's this python, it was huge, it had wrapped its way up her arm and it's trying to strangle her around her neck". 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.

Sufjan goes on to explain how the song has been years in the making, but he ultimately refrained from keeping the "puns, punch lines and light-hearted jabs" from his earlier drafts of the song because he "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 unusual and magnificent America hero".

Kerrigan spoke out about the incident in the NBC documentary Nancy & Tonya in 2014. Nancy Kerrigan recovered from her injury and won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics. That's a lot to accomplish before the age of 30!

Australian actress Margot Robbie has recalled the time she refused to help her mother fight a python. She was a reality T.V. star before such a thing even existed. In fact, in 1991, Harding wowed at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, do in large part thanks to her landing the super hard triple axel, making Harding the first American woman to land the jump at an event. But she was also simply un-categorical: "American's sweetheart with a dark twist", he wrote.

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I admit, early drafts of this song contained more than a few puns, punch lines and light-hearted jabs-sex tapes and celebrity boxing make for an entertaining narrative arc.

Other than their blond hair and blue eyes, the Oscar hopeful and erstwhile championship skater couldn't look more different - though efforts were made in the film to get the Aussie stunner's mug to bear a bit more resemblance to Harding's mugshot. Meanwhile, Margot recently admitted she would love to spend more of her time in Australia.

"I got my initial ideas while walking around at night on the set of Gotham", Elfman previously said of his inspiration for the film's score.