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Amusing Second Trailer for Tennis Showdown Film 'Battle of the Sexes'

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June 23, 2017
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Battle of the Sexes

"There's not a single thing I don't hate about Bobby Riggs." Fox Searchlight UK has revealed a new trailer for the indie sports comedy Battle of the Sexes, from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks. Set in the 1970s, the comedy profiles the true story of a wacky tennis match between Emma Stone as tennis champ Billie Jean King, and Steve Carell as chauvinist Bobby Riggs. The match earned attention as a true "battle of the sexes", but there seems to be more going on than just tennis. The full cast includes Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Alan Cumming, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, and Martha MacIsaac. This seems very funny and fun to watch, looking forward to it.

Here's the second official trailer for Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris's Battle of the Sexes, on YouTube:

Battle of the Sexes Movie

You can still watch the first official trailer for Battle of the Sexes here, to see even more footage from this.

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Battle of the Sexes is directed by filmmakers Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, both of the films Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks and tons of music videos previously. The screenplay is written by Oscar winning writer Simon Beaufoy (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Everest). Fox Searchlight will release Battle of the Sexes in theaters starting on September 22nd later this fall. What do you think?

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  • DAVIDPD
    Better at showing the absurdity of this exhibition.
    • Bo
      I might be able to generate some interest in this film if it did that. If it was about the absurdity of the original side show exhibition that took place back in '73. I thought it vapid and stupid then and a movie about it to be of the same vein. Unless it shows the absurdity of it all as you suggest. For some reason I feel that it's not going to do that though.
      • emi
        This movie.I'd.not just about tennis it is about roles in sport, title nine, LBGBT issues. Bobby's age and Billie's sex were part of the larger picture. Because it was.a battle of the Sexes and America took notice and took sides.Always loved Billie, never had any use for Court. But when she lost knew Billie would win. Thank you Billie and Bobby
        • Bo
          You seemed to have missed both my and David's point. It would be interesting, to us, if the movie was about the absurdity of the exhibition match and all the silly PR media attention surrounding it. Oh well, you seemed to have bought into all that. And how do you know what the movie is about? Have you seen it or are you just parroting the media and marketing narrative?
  • shiboleth
    I'm glad to see Bill Pullman is getting roles. But man, as for this film, sexes and sex can be very low in it. History is obviously also a container for so many pointless ideas ...

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