To mark the release of The Sexes on DVD July 8th, we’ve got 5 copies of the tennis documentary to give away. The film chronicles the birth of women’s professional tennis and features interviews with Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Larry Riggs, Virginia Wade, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki. The film is directed by James Erskine and Zara Hayes.
The film, from Victoria Gregory, the co-producer of Man on Wire and James Erskine, director of One Night in Turin and From the Ashes, centers around the 1973 match between the-then-Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King and the former men’s champion, and self-proclaimed “male chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs. The gripping match became the most watched tennis match in the history of the game.
It was a match made in heaven: she was the darling of American tennis, an outspoken activist against sexism in sport and society; he was the charismatic, fast talking, hustling chauvinist showman. Yet their unlikely ‘courtship’, in the midst of a social revolution, captured the imaginations of people around the world, empowered a generation, and changed sport forever.
The small print:
- Open to UK residents only
- The competition will close 15th July at 23.59 GMT
- The winner will be picked at random from entries received
- No cash alternative is available
The usual T&Cs can be found here. Good Luck!