20 Jun 2016
Battle of the Sexes tells the story of the seminal 1973 gender battle tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
It was a match made in heaven: she was the darling of American tennis, an outspoken activist against sexism in sport and society; he was the charismatic, fast talking, hustling chauvinist showman. Yet their unlikely 'courtship', in the midst of a social revolution, captured the imaginations of people around the world, empowered a generation, and changed sport forever.
We’ll be joined for a Q&A by co-director Zara Hayes to discuss this month’s theme of challenging gender stereotypes.