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Her, Tonya: 4 Takes on the Tonya Harding Story

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* I, Tonya is a biopic about one of the most infamous sports stars in history
* Find out what really happened during figure skating’s biggest scandal 
* Take a look at the scandal from 4 unique perspectives after watching the film

While biopics often fall flat at the box office, I, Tonya has received more praise than many expected. Craig Gillespie’s interpretation of the Tonya Harding story has taken in over 21 million dollars at the box office to date. What is arguably figure skating’s most controversial scandal has found its way to the big screen in this dark comedy starring Margot Robbie.

If you haven’t seen I, Tonya yet, there’s still time to catch the controversial story in theaters. Use the link below to book your tickets.

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For fans who can’t wait to have their own copy, or those who’d rather wait to see it in the comfort of their home, you can already pre-order a copy of I, Tonya. Watch it as many times as you like and see whether your opinion changes as you learn more about the ups and downs of Tonya Harding’s life.

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Want to learn even more than you get from the movie? There are any number of books and documentaries about the scandal. Whether you don’t know anything or you simply can’t decide what your opinion of Tonya Harding is, you’ll have all the facts available after consuming these page turners.

  

1. Nancy Kerrigan: In My Own Words

The film doesn’t give too much on screen time to Harding’s main competitor and the victim of the infamous attack. But there’s no better way to learn about Nancy Kerrigan’s side of the fateful event than from the woman herself. This book also covers the rest of the skater’s life, including everything from starting out to winning her Olympic medal in the 1994 Winter Olympics.

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2. Fire on Ice: The Exclusive Inside Story of Tonya Harding

If I, Tonya ignited a fire inside you to learn all you can about the complex and event-filled life of Tonya Harding, give Fire on Ice: The Exclusive Inside Story of Tonya Harding a read. The book is a complete biography of Tonya Harding’s life with an emphasis on the events around the much publicized attack on Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. If nothing else, you’ll completely forget the idea that figure skating is a well-mannered sport and instead learn of the bitter rivalry and fierce competitiveness involved.

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3. The Tonya Tapes

Still itching for more? The author of Tonya Tapes, Lynda D. Prouse, has compiled conversations that were never made for a public audience, and interviews to create a comprehensive archive of Harding’s life on and off the ice. Delve deeper into what motivated this figure skater to flirt with controversy time and again.

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4. 30 for 30: The Price of Gold

If you still can’t decide where you stand on how much Tonya Harding is to blame, 30 for 30: The Price of Gold is a documentary filled with information and interviews, highlighting the life of the infamous figure skater. The film helps shed light on what Tonya Harding went through, including her relationships with her husband, mother and other family members. Plus, it details exactly what  Harding claims to have known about the scandal.

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