Tag: The Battle of the Sexes

Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

The Battle of the Sexes

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 September     Billie Jean King plays Bobbie Riggs at tennis, 1973 On this day in 1973, a retired 55-year-old male tennis pro who had won Wimbledon in 1939 took on one of the

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Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs mug for the camera

The Battle of the Sexes

    Telling the story of the hyperhyped tennis match between 55-year-old “male chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs and the then reigning queen of tennis, Billie Jean King, this deceptively light documentary catches the casual and systemic sexism of the time, paints a warm, human picture of King and even has

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