The Battle of the Sexes

The Battle of the Sexes

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The famous 1973 tennis challenge between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, known as The Battle of the Sexes was a significant moment for women in sport. The retired men’s champion and chauvinist Riggs challenged the Wimbledon champ King to the infamous match that was played in Texas in front of more than 30 thousand spectators and televised to a further 50 million in 37 countries. Riggs was quoted prior to the match as saying “I want to prove that women are lousy, they stink, they don’t belong on the same court as a man”. This stunning doc shows us just how far we have come as well as a glimpse at a fascinating moment in tennis and gender equality history.

 

The Battle of the Sexes

  • Director: James Erskine
  • Year: 2013
  • Run Time: 83 mins
  • Format: 4K
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: PG