Margot Robbie is currently working the publicity rounds for her role as Tonya Harding in the new Craig Gillespie movie, "I, Tonya." Ms. Robbie’s most recent appearance was on the red carpet where she met Tonya Harding in person. According to People movies, Margot was so excited about meeting Tonya, she described the encounter as “amazing."


With several respectable acting credits under her belt, I am positive that Margot Robbie has hob-knobbed with celebrities most would hold in higher esteem than Tonya Harding.

Margot has starred in numerous noteworthy movies including the Martin Scorsese’s "Wolf of Wall Street." Her costars in that movie included Leonardo DiCaprio, Mathew McConaughey, and Jonah Hill.

Now, meeting any of those actors or Mr. Scorsese would be, without question, a true, amazing experience.

I know sports are competitive, but…

Wow, is all I can say. As a female, I admit I enjoy watching sports, including football, basketball, and my favorite, baseball. The competitiveness in these games can sometimes reach beyond simple rivalry and reduce grown men to tears with the violence they endure. Who knew that figure ice-skating would rank up there with those sports in terms of viciousness and violence. I always thought the epitome of a girl taking down a rival was done by hair pulling, not trying to take a rival out with a thuggish whack of a police baton. It was probably a good move on Tonya’s part to jump over into the boxing ring, a bit more fitting for her level of competitiveness.

Hollywood’s story ideas are as nonexistent as Tonya’s skating career

Sadly, it is becoming very apparent that Hollywood is lacking in new ideas for the big screen. It’s one thing to revive Marvel heroes, My Little Pony, even Power Rangers, and a whole other rehashing a story that should have stayed in 1994. The entire situation was an embarrassment for individuals, ice skating as a sport, and the United States in the Olympics.

For her role in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya was stripped of her 1994 US Championship title and banned from participating in USFSA-run events for life.

Pass the popcorn

Even though Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 7.8/10 with an 89 percent rating, the box office will demonstrate whether or not the audience agrees with such a high score.

Just being witness to the original play out on the news 23 years ago is more than enough for my viewing pleasure. I know my negative views of Tonya and this movie are not going to impact ticket sales, however, so I say pass the popcorn and save your movie money for when Margot and Tonya come to a Redbox near you.