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||IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 from votes
||Release: 26 June 2013 (UK) /
||Genre: Biography, Documentary, History, Sport
||Stars: Amanda Edwards, Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs
||Synopsis: It was a match made in heaven: she was the darling of American tennis, an outspoken activist against sexism in sport and society; he was the charismatic, fast talking, hustling chauvinist showman. Yet their unlikely 'courtship', in the midst of a social revolution, captured the imaginations of people around the world, empowered a generation, and changed sport forever. Written by Anonymous
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BATTLE OF THE SEXES sketches in the background to what is still the
most-watched tennis match of all time - the 1973 clash between Bobby
Riggs and Billie Jean King. Staged at the Houston Astrodome, it was
prompted by Riggs' boasts that he could beat any of the leading female
tennis players of the time, and thereby prove that men were 'naturally'
superior to women. The documentary includes extensive footage of Riggs'
interviews before the match took place; his views on women now seem
incongruously out of date. By contrast Billie Jean King maintained her
dignity, by refusing to become involved in the verbal debates either
before or after the match. James Erskine's film makes some inflated
claims - that the match provided inspiration for the feminist movement
of the early Seventies - but covers far stronger ground in its analysis
of the revolution in women's tennis taking place at that time. We have
to admire King and her fellow-players for setting up a rebel tennis
tour, in opposition to the US Tennis Association, as they demanded
equal pay with their male counterparts. Despite numerous setbacks,
their initiative proved so successful that it led to the formation of
the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) in 1973. King herself comes across
as both dedicated yet relentless - for her, the Riggs match was not
just about vanquishing a buffoon-like male, but rather an opportunity
to prove the strength of women's tennis as a whole. On the other hand,
we feel sorry for her fellow-tennis player Margaret Court, who was
patently not ready for the publicity ballyhoo surrounding her clash
with Riggs, and lost her match badly. BATTLE OF THE SEXES is certainly
an historical document, but one can't help feeling that, while Riggs'
views are not overtly expressed these days in the media, there are
plenty of men who share his opinions, despite four decades of feminist
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