Back in 1973, an electrifying tennis match between the number one female player Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs took place. Billed as The Battle Of The Sexes, the match became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. Emma Stone and Steve Carell play the athletes respectively. The first trailer has just arrived.
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 opposite 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.
Andrea Riseborough and Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Jessica Mcnamee, Natalie Morales, Fred Armisen, Martha MacIsaac, Mickey Sumner, Bridey Elliott, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham and Matt Malloy also star.
FOX Searchlight serves Battle Of The Sexes into theaters on September 22. Check out the trailer below.
The Battle of The Sexes Movie Trailer
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