“Battle of the Sexes”: Film Review & Podcast

Posted: October 15th, 2017 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | No Comments »

There are tropes usually found in films that depict real life events.

Rare is the true tale easily told in 90 to 120 minutes that can fully depict the entirety of a real life event. It’s not like fiction, where the only perspective is that of the storyteller.

There are always various perspectives to historical occurrences.

So there are shortcuts often employed. Representative scenes meant to depict something beyond the particular moment.

Characters who are a composite.

Such is the case with “Battle of the Sexes,” the story of the iconic tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King in the Astrodome, and the concurrent transformation of King’s sexual and romantic orientation.

It’s handled reasonably deftly in this entertaining recounting.

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— c d kaplan

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