28 Nov 2017

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (32) - Emma Stone vs Steve Carell

An American actress, Emma Stone in armwrestling match against an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and director, Steve Carell. Battle Of The Sexes, 2017.

Battle of the Sexes

"Billie Jean King’s landmark match against loudmouth former player Bobby Riggs ushers in a new era for the women’s game.

It was a tennis match that captured the public’s attention like no sporting occasion has done since. In 1973 record numbers tuned in to watch ageing former player Bobby Riggs – a motor-mouthed chauvinist – and the world’s best female player, Billie Jean King face-off in a match that had echoes far wider than the tramlines of the court. Emma Stone and Steve Carrel step into their trainers to recount a sporting pinnacle for the women’s liberation movement, one built on the back of a wave of campaigning for equal rights and told here in crowd-pleasing, comic fashion."  -ElectricCinema.co.uk

Article on wwwNME.com

"Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King, while Steve Carell portrays her tennis rival Bobby Riggs.

Directed by the duo behind Little Miss Sunshine, the film tells the story of the infamous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King, then the world’s number one female player, and Bobby Riggs, a 55-year-old former male champion.

Riggs, a notorious hustler, gleefully mocked women’s tennis and the women’s rights movement, while King was a feminist pioneer who campaigned for better prize money for female players. Their match took place in Houston, Texas in September 1973, and carried a $100,000 winner takes all prize. It attracted a TV audience of 90 million worldwide." Read all article here...

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/ Tomasz Wisniowski