THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES - Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell
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BATTLE OF THE SEXES
Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell


Academy Award winner Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in this hysterical comedy based on the true story of  the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ/serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes  and was one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also coming to terms with her sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that reverberate today.  (UK/USA, 2017, 121 min., PG-13, English | Dir. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)


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