The Battle of the Sexes
- 83 min
- Directed by: James Erskine/Victoria Gregory
- UK release: 26 June 2013
Documentary on the lead-up to Billie Jean King's 1973 tennis match against former men's champion Bobby Riggs, who, aged 55, declared he could beat any woman in the world.
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‘I wasn't just playing for myself. This was for everybody.’
Tennis star and women's rights activist Billie Jean King won a total of 39 Grand Slam titles, but the biggest match of her career took place in 1973 against former men's champion Bobby Riggs, a self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig who declared that, even at the age of 55, he could beat any woman in the world. A rousing and hugely enjoyable documentary with a great soundtrack.
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