End Credits: Battle
of the Sexes

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While Battle of the Sexes may be a film about a tennis match, its focus is more on equality and gender politics than making a racket for the sport. Based on the 1973 match between women’s number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and former men’s champion Bobbie Riggs (Steve Carell), the movie deals with Riggs’ hustling and gambling problem and King’s women rights battles and private love life. Goaded into the match by a chauvinistic Riggs trying to pay off debts, King finally accepts, using the match as a platform for women’s rights as she fights for equal pay in a sport where men are paid eight times more.

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