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Battle of the Sexes | A battle to change the world

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM
‘Battle of the Sexes’ stars Academy Award winner Emma Stone as Billy Jean King and Academy Award nominee Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.

Battle of the Sexes is a massively entertaining account of the momentous tennis match between athletic legends Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. After a high-volume tennis career, Riggs becomes a boisterous gambler who holds a mundane executive desk job. Seeking new opportunities, Riggs decides to challenge the best woman on the circuit, Billie Jean King, who is also a female advocate and liberal feminist.

Riggs sees this man-versus-woman match as a publicity gimmick but for Billie Jean, this is a standard-bearer of the generational war on gender roles.

Battle of the Sexes stars Academy Award winner Emma Stone as Billy Jean King and Academy Award nominee Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. Directed by Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Farris with screenplay by Simon Beaufoy.