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Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Battle of the Sexes
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The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as “The Battle of the Sexes,” and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 22nd, 2017 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2467 (Cert #50877), 3/15/2017)
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Keywords: Tennis, 1970s, Feminism
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Simon Beaufoy
Producer    Christian Colson
Producer    Danny Boyle
Producer    Robert Graf

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