Battle of the Sexes – My Review #film

Posted: June 1, 2018 in Joe Giambrone

J. Giambrone


I didn’t think this would amount to much with its low-budget poster, but it turned into an amazing surprise. This is a mind-blowing bit of American history and a must-see.

I did not watch the original event, being 7 and concerned with other matters.


The climax built up after a series of expanding stakes, which propelled a simple tennis challenge across the world stage.

It turned out that this was not simply a comical publicity stunt by an eccentric old provocateur. Bobby Riggs was also a tennis champion, and the challenge was deadly serious. If the top woman tennis player couldn’t defeat an over-the-hill obnoxious geezer, then it made the case in people’s minds that women were the inferior gender. This was the greater meaning of the match, and the entire country tuned in for this epic battle.


What’s more, Riggs defeated the top-ranked women’s contender, who had just toppled…

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