The Battle of the Sexes tennis match was the type of event that made everyone stop and remember what they were doing when it aired. It was an unforeseen, monumental moment in sports history. The battle brought in over 50 million views from around the world. Those are great viewership numbers for today, not to mention 1973 when the game-changing match took place in Houston, TX.
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Billie Jean King became a pioneer for women and equal pay at a time when it was publicly accepted to belittle and underpay women for performing the same jobs as men. Mrs. King seemed to be unbothered by the intimidation that she faced and consistently had to fight against. She knew what she believed in and was on a mission to defeat chauvinism throughout the game of tennis.
Battle of the Sexes takes a very intimate look into Billie Jean King’s life, often sharing her determination and the incredibly strong will that lead her to have the biggest influence for women gaining equal pay to this very day, in the world of tennis. There is a heavy emphasis on her love life taking you into her selfless marriage to attorney Larry King who fully supported her mission for equal pay amongst women. In this first-ever theatrical debut on King’s legacy, a great deal of focus is on her world wind love affair with her hairdresser who ultimately uncovers Billie Jean King’s attraction to women.
Billie Jean and Bobby Riggs both had very competitive spirits on and off the court. The idea to have the match was of Riggs as he wanted to regain his lost stardom and make a lot of cash to put it frankly. I’d say it’s safe to say that together, they did both! Battle of the Sexes covers trials and tribulations, triumph and defeat and highlights that with determination anything can be accomplished.
Here are 3 Quotes From Battle Of The Sexes
We’ll boycott the tournament. Not only will we boycott but we will set up our own tournament. ~ Billie Jean King
But what are your grand slams without the greatest women in the world? ~ Billie Jean King
Women’s lib has got to stop, and I’m the man to do it. ~ Bobby Riggs
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