Battle of the Sexes
Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, this 2017 release is a biographical sports film that is loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between iconic social justice warrior trailblazer Billie Jean King and misogynistic heckler Bobby Riggs.
Oh, how times only kind of change! The film focuses on the build up to the match — it follows King’s journey with sexual identity exploration and her fight for the female gender back in ’73.
While it deals with real issues that still resonate with viewers today, Battle of the Sexes also offers audiences a better lens to understand the struggles of a queer female athlete — in a well-produced film.