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Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Taglines: He made a bet. She made history.
Genres: Biography | Comedy | Drama | Sport
Release Date: 29 September 2017
Runtime: 121 min

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Cast

Emma Stone as Billie Jean King
Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs
Andrea Riseborough as Marilyn Barnett
Natalie Morales as Rosie Casals
Sarah Silverman as Gladys Heldman

 

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In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms .

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Categories: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport

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