The Battle of the Sexes

James Erskine & Zara Hayes

 

There was more than personal pride at stake when Billie Jean King faced Bobby Riggs across a tennis net in 1973. Riggs was a loudmouth chauvinist clown who wanted to prove that women would always be the weaker sex. King wanted to teach him a lesson and strike a lasting blow for tennis, the feminist movement and the principle of equality. The Battle of the Sexes is a fascinating reminder of the events leading to the showdown and the wider battles fought by female tennis stars in the Seventies.

 

It is a great story, deftly told and a wonderful testament to what an inspirational figure Billie Jean King has been.

 

Allan Hunter / Express

 
 

USA / UK 2013. NonStop Entertainment

 

Käsikirjoitus/Script: James Erskine, Zara Hayes * Kuvaus/DOP: Joel Devlin * Leikkaus/Editor: Adam Recht * Pääosissa/Cast: Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs * Kopion lähde/DCP Source: NonStop Entertainment * Kieli/Language: English * Kesto/Duration: 83 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 7