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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 ... Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
The old misogynistic attitudes have unexpected relevance now!
Written by Simon Beaufoy and directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Battle of the Sexes shows the lead-up to the famous 1973 tennis match between world number one women's tennis player Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) and former men's champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). You even get a bit of Howard Cosell, though filmmaking magic. In 1970, women tennis players received far less (about a tenth, I think) prize money than the men, because, as the head of the lawn tennis association explained (Bill Pullman again), women's tennis is just less interesting. King led a walkout, and the women left the association to form a new league. With Virginia Slims cigarettes as a sponsor, they had their own competitive tour (ironically, none of them smoked), managed by highly entertaining Gladys Heldman (Sarah Silverman) who does. In that context, Riggsa hustler and clown, playing tennis costumed as little Bo Peep, complete with sheep, wearing swim fins, and the likesaid he could easily beat the best woman player. "I love women," he says, "in the kitchen and in the bedroom," an attitude, unfortunately, newly topical. King takes up the challenge. While she trains, he cavorts. Home life isn't simple for either of them. Riggs's wife has left him, tired of his gambling, and King, though married, has her first lesbian relationship. At the time, public knowledge of that might have destroyed her career. Emma Stone does a fine joblikable and focusedand Carell is a believably driven character, teetering on tragedy as comics convey so well.
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