Battle Of The Sexes: Billie Jean King On Making The Movie (2017)



Tags: billie jean king, gender equality

Description: In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennismatch 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.

Release Date: 9/22/2017

Genre: Comedy

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Release Dates:

Country Release Type Date
United States Theatrical Wide Release 9/22/2017
Argentina Theatrical Wide Release 11/30/2017
United Kingdom Theatrical Wide Release 11/24/2017
Spain Theatrical Wide Release 11/10/2017
Australia Theatrical Wide Release 9/28/2017
New Zealand Theatrical Wide Release 9/28/2017
France Theatrical Wide Release 11/22/2017
Germany Theatrical Wide Release 11/9/2017
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 1/2/2018
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 1/9/2018

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