Emma Stone, Elizabeth Shue on importance of bringing Billie Jean King’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ to the big screen

Published to New York Daily News on September 18, 2017

Academy-award winner Emma Stone was born 15 years after Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs squared off in the Houston Astrodome for the “Battle of the Sexes.” The much-hyped tennis match where the always hustling Riggs donned a Sugar Daddy sweat jacket and had a female entourage surrounding him, King entered on a Cleopatra-type throne carried by half-naked men, Howard Cosell did the play-by-play telecast on ABC and millions tuned in to see if the blabbermouth Riggs would end up putting his foot in his yap.

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