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Fox Searchlight is releasing BATTLE OF THE SEXES on Friday, September 29th. The film, which stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell as well as a great ensemble cast, follows the drama of one of the biggest cultural spectacles in history.
The film delivers a behind-the-scenes dramatization of the personal lives of tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, as each of them also fought personal battles off the court, including Billie Jean’s coming to terms with her sexuality while humanizing the crusade for women’s equality.
In Theaters September 29
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 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 and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.