‘Every Moment in Battle of the Sexes That Will Remind You of the 2016 Election’ for Slate

To watch Battle of the Sexes in 2017 is to relive 2016—with a few twists. The sports biopic, about the 1973 exhibition match between the avowedly feminist Billie Jean King and the cartoonishly sexist Bobby Riggs, was conceived and began filming before the election, but the filmmakers were aware of its resonances as they were making it. As both the directors, Little Miss Sunshine’s Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and its female star, Emma Stone, have acknowledged, the parallels are hard to miss, even as the outcome is all too different.

Read more ‘Every Moment in Battle of the Sexes That Will Remind You of the 2016 Election’ at slate.com


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