The best sports movies aren’t really about the sport, and this is true of Battle of the Sexes, the somewhat true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and former men's champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). The action takes place off-court, each fighting their own personal battles. King was not only championing for equality in women’s tennis, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality. Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family.
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