Battle Of The Sexes New Featurette Looks At ‘Breaking Ground’

Battle Of The Sexes New Featurette Looks At ‘Breaking Ground’

Later this month Battle Of The Sexes finally arrives in the UK and Irish cinemas, Fox Searchlight Pictures has today released a brand new clip and featurette.

If you’re old enough to remember the actual sporting event, it was a big thing, nowadays there are mixed doubles in many tournaments.You could say it was ‘breaking Ground’ and this new featurette has a look at what the event did to equality. Also, we have the first clip from the movie when Bobby (Steve Carell) calls Billie Jean (Emma Stone) in the middle of the night. He has a proposition for her.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

We caught Battle Of The Sexes at last month’s BFI London Film Festival, Read Shane A.Bassett‘s review here.

The movie also stars also stars Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming and  Elisabeth Shue.

Battle of The Sexes will be in UK and Irish cinemas from 24th November.

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