How Accurate Is ‘Battle Of The Sexes’? Billie Jean King Made Sure The Movie Was As Real As It Gets

Published to Bustle on September 21, 2017

Emma Stone wasn’t yet born when Billie Jean King, whom she plays in a new movie, and Bobby Riggs went head to head in a nationally televised match called the Battle of the Sexes. And Steve Carrell, who plays Riggs, was a boy at the time. But, thanks to some help from King, their new film Battle of the Sexes is as accurate as possible. The film may take place over 40 years ago in 1973, but the filmmakers were able to make Battle of the Sexes true to real life by having King herself on as a consultant.

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