Movie: Battle of the Sexes

Well, it’s certainly not a subtle movie, but nothing about the whole Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs circus was. Still, I found myself shaking my head: not at Riggs’ chauvinistic and confected antics, but more at the underlying, unspoken sexism that surrounded all aspects of life the 1970s. There’s not a lot of nuance in this movie and it was all a bit too feel-good for my liking, but interesting none the less.

My disdain for Margaret Court’s recent public forays was heightened by watching this movie. I shall say no more.

And seeing this real-life clip from the match, I’m impressed with the fidelity of the film’s reproduction. (Although the audience seems rather lacklustre here, I think)

My score: 3/5

One response to “Movie: Battle of the Sexes

  1. artandarchitecturemainly

    I am with you re Margaret Court (and her late father in law).

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