The year is 1973. The sartorial trappings range from mustard yellow corduroy to wider than a table bell bottoms. Hairstyles are all fringe, frizz, and insane bangs, sideburns are sexy, and eyeglasses swallow any and every face shape. But beneath the questionable fashion choices, a battle for gender equality rages.
As a result of such inequities in the home and work place, feminist icons rise to power. One such icon was Billie Jean King, a superstar tennis player who at only 29 was one of the top female tennis players in the world, and the first female athlete to win more than $100,000 in a year.
In Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s (Little Miss Sunshine,Ruby Sparks) Battle of the Sexes, we see Bille Jean King (Emma Stone) turn down aged out sorta chauvinist Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell) as he pleads with her to play in a gimmicky battle of the sexes face-off. Eventually she gives in, and the whole world watches.
The Terrace Theater and Volvo Car Open have teamed up to screen the Charleston premiere of Battle of the Sexes Fri. Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. In addition to the film, there will be a Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King costume contest (see trailer for inspiration); four ‘enter to win’ prize packages from Volvo Car open; a special gift in all movie seats; and a free Volvo Car Open ticket for the tournament’s opening weekend.
If you cannot attend the Friday premiere, your ticket stub can be used at any Battle of the Sexes showings and will be redeemed for a free ticket to the Volvo Car opening weekend. Purchase tickets online or by calling (843) 762-4247.