James Mackay hopes Battle Of The Sexes will continue Billie Jean King's legacy

The new film Battle Of The Sexes, starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King, follows the tennis icon’s infamous 1973 match against Bobby Riggs. The “Battle Of The Sexes” match represented a critical turning point in the public’s acceptance of women’s tennis. In the video above, James Mackay, who plays Barry Court in the…

Battle Of The Sexes screenwriter on why the time is right to tell Billie Jean King's story

Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and an outspoken advocate off the court for the LGBTQ community and women’s rights. The new film, Battle Of The Sexes, stars Emma Stone as Billie Jean King, and follows the tennis icon’s infamous 1973 match against Bobby Riggs. In the video above, the…

Battle Of The Sexes turns an outrageous tennis match into a modest crowdpleaser

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The Battle Of The Sexes, which pitted the 29-year-old top-ranked women’s tennis player Billie Jean King against the 55-year-old retired men’s pro Bobby Riggs, was a circus. Riggs, in the part of the avowed male chauvinist and opponent of women’s lib, entered the Houston Astrodome—about as un­-tennis a setting as…

OkCupid introduces feature to weed out matches that don't support Planned Parenthood

Let’s be frank for a moment, shall we: All those guys you hear about filling up women’s dating-app inboxes with offers to come over right that second and rock their world aren’t ready to be fathers. And if and when online dating blossoms into a long-term relationship, being in agreement on if you want children, and…

It floats and the Kingsman returns, plus 27 other movies coming this September 

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

Emma Stone and Steve Carell hold court in first Battle Of The Sexes trailer

Although our rights remain under constant attack from primarily male legislators, women can take solace in the knowledge that once upon a time, one of the top women’s tennis player was goaded into playing against a washed-up, albeit formidable pro for lots of money. Okay, that’s cold comfort, but there are only so…

Emma Stone officially signs on to play Billie Jean King in Battle Of The Sexes

In April, we reported that Ruby Sparks directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris had been hired to direct Battle Of The Sexes, a movie about the famous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The project was described as a “comedy with dramatic and political overtones,” and it was set to star…