Movie Review: “Battle of the Sexes”

Battle of the Sexes Summary: “The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the 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.”

Looking back at the first half of 1973, it’s easy to see how much the world has changed in 44 years. Australia had just legislated equal pay for women. Philippines president Marcos officially became a dictator. The US Supreme Court overturned state bans on abortion. An unwinnable war, which had divided the US public for [
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via Movie Review: Battle of the Sexes — Howard For Film

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