On paper, the tennis match between fading former number one male player/serial hustler, Bobby Riggs, and in-her-prime champion, Billie Jean King, was supposed to be a spectacle to bring more attention to the sport.
But as result of Riggs' chauvinistic tactics in the lead up to the match, it took on a whole new meaning and was ultimately billed "The Battle of Sexes" — with 90 million people tuning in to watch the event at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
Starring Academy Award winner, Emma Stone, as Bilie Jean King, and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, the trailer is brimming with wisecracks from the latter who reasons, "I’m not saying that women don’t belong on the court. Who’d pick up the balls otherwise?”
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Battle of the Sexes hits theaters September 22.