Mini Review - Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes (out Sep 28) has a lot to say. Set in 1973, it's about the creation of the Women's Tennis Association, an exhibition match between Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and a same-sex love affair between King and her hairdresser. This is an important, significant, enlightening drama but it does struggle to balance the breadth of material. Performances outstanding. Grade: B+.