Epic Movie Alert: Battle of the Sexes

The movies are always a good idea, especially when it’s one starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, two of our absolute faves. That is exactly the case with their new movie “Battle of the Sexes,” in theaters now. This funny, thought-provoking movie is based on the true story of an
epic tennis match that took place in 1973 between Billie Jean King, who was the women’s world tennis champion at the time, and Bobby Riggs, who was the ex-men’s tennis champion.

We love this movie because it touches on so many great personal moments of the main characters, while still drawing us in and making us laugh. Beyond the obvious plot of being truly a “Battle of the Sexes” as one of the most watched sporting events of all times (with 90 million viewers… wow!), and taking place between a man and a woman during the women’s revolution, this movie goes deeper. This movie shows us touching moments that shape the lives of both Billie Jean and Bobby during the time that their “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match is ramping up to be put on the world stage as one of the greatest sporting events of all time. Billie Jean, a very private person, grapples with fighting publicly for equality for women, as she is pushed into the spotlight of this emerging issue. She also struggles with her sexuality, which gets interesting, as she is married to a man. Meanwhile, Bobby’s gambling issues come up repeatedly, threatening his well-being. Through this all, the rivalry between the two tennis champs creates the ultimate “Battle of the Sexes.”

Trust us, you won’t be able to peel your eyes away from this movie! Enjoy!

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