Battle of the Sexes 10/10/2017
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Battle of the Sexes 10/10/2017

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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 that continue to reverberate today

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None near me but heat added nonetheless.

Heat got 2 for Stevenage

Hopefully some London one's will appear there at some point too?. :-)

We'll see ...

Thanks for posting, have some heat

Might ruin it for you if you want to see the movie "fresh", but the BBC documentary from a few years ago, also of the same title, is well worth watching.

No longer on iplayer but I'm sure it'll be out there in the wild... bbc.co.uk/pro…cyc
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