There she is—Tonya Harding. Image: 30West
There she is—Tonya Harding. Image: 30West

Ye of little faith who had doubts that Margot Robbie, an Australian ingenue who claims that she is 26, could embody the irascible and heavily-eyeliner-ed Tonya Harding, prepare to eat your words: the trailer for I, Tonya looks good as hell.

There’s Margot Robbie, with teased bangs leaning moodily against a cement wall in the dark, stubbing a cigarette out with her ice skate. There are some disembodied feet skating backwards—Margot? Her body double? Blink and you’ll miss Allison Janney as Tonya’s mother, wearing a delightful wig, smoking a cigarette and staring hard into a TV. Here, let me show you.

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Illustration for article titled Margot Robbie Does Tonya Harding Justice in the iI, Tonya/i Trailer

Notably absent from this teaser is Nancy Kerrigan, but that’s probably because the movie is called I, Tonya and not I, Tonya, and Nancy Kerrigan, My Competitor Who Suffered a Grievous Injury That I Am Maybe Responsible For. That’s a different movie and has already been covered quite nicely in the 30 for 30 documentary, Price of Gold. Deadline says this thing is a “dark comedy,” but the only thing I’m laughing about currently is Allison Janney’s wig and Margot’s over-the-top Oregon-adjacent accent.

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There’s no release date as of yet, but I will be buying tickets as soon as I’m able and will camp out at the theatre cosplaying Jeff Gilooly. I can’t wait.

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