That, plus more hot links of the day, including Trump's ongoing anti-gay battles, Roy Moore's utter inhumanity, a hot new Cumming/Stone show and those troubling Harvey Weinstein allegations ...
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Tennis fan Kenneth Walsh turns in a much more nuanced review of Battle of the Sexes, the Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs film I raved about this week. (He liked it a lot, too.)
Walsh examines the film's choice to leave out the part of King's affair with Marilyn Barnett where Barnett became a paraplegic while living in Mr. and Mrs. King's home and sued Billie Jean for palimony, effectively outing her in '81. (She would not acknowledge she is a lesbian until 1998.)
There is a lot to the story the film doesn't (can't? possibly shouldn't?) contain, but at the very least, an epilogue would've been appropriate. Keep reading for this and more of the hottest links of the day on...
I went to a screening of Battle of the Sexes — the story of Billie Jean King's herstoric tennis match vs. Bobby Riggs — thinking it would probably be tons of fun since King herself was supposed to be in attendance.
Alas, King wasn't able to make it (though the directors and some co-stars came), but the film was more than enough on its own, a crowd-pleasing, spirited retelling of the story of how a clownish, faded tennis star and one of the greatest female athletes of all time used a ridiculous event to further their own agendas ...
ExtraTV: There's a drag version of the 1-woman show in La La Land that we never got to see, that bombed, and yet that propelled Emma Stone's character to superstardom.
Politico: Trump seemed determined to promote Russia's dark and illiberal view of the world.
NYT: Many MLB teams are hosting gay events ... but not the Yankees, even though their city is where Stonewall happened.
Joe.My.God.: The Church of England has come out swinging against conversion therapy, saying it has no place in a modern world.
NBC News: The unique struggles of LGBTQ POC as they age.
DListed: Donal Logue's teen trans daughter has been found safe and is back with her family.
BosGuy: Pride Night in Boston!
DListed: Sandra Lee despises Paul Ryan — now we're cookin'!
Kenneth in the (212): Everything you need to know about Billie Jean King — or at least about that Emma Stone biopic of her.
Towleroad: In Kentucky, printers can refuse to print anything gay.
Variety: Diego Boneta will play Luis Miguel on Telemundo.
The Hollywood Reporter: Conspiracy-theory-pushing, virulently anti-Obama, blindly pro-Trump nut Roseanne Barr's classic sitcom is being revived. Ugh.
TMZ: “Gary from Chicago” spent 20 years in the slammer on petty theft charges, was kissing Meryl Streep's hand at the Oscars three days later.
NYDN: Confirmed by PwC, partner Brian Cullinan handed his dupe Best Actress envelope to Warren Beatty. He was distracted by tweeting a pic of Emma Stone.
ExtraTV: The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper had a heart attack, almost died was unconscious for two days, but says he is on the mend.
Bob Harper wants you to know he is okay, and still hot. (Image via Instagram)
Outsports: Former college swimmer on being gay: “If you're really young, don't let anyone tell you that you don't understand your feelings. You do.”
CNN: Local newscaster pipes up articulately on the unfairness in the case of Mack Beggs, trans wrestler being forced to wrestler girls (his birth gender):
Kenneth in the (212): Kenneth wants answers about what the rules should be regarding trans athletes — should a trans boy be wrestling girls?
Watch Andrew Garfield, Chris Pine, Emma Stone, Dev Patel, Ruth Negga, Lucas Hedges, Naomie Harris, Anya Taylor-Joy, Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Portman, Matthew McConaughey, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Felicity Jones, Alden Ehrenreich, Joel Edgerton, Greta Gerwig, Michael Shannon, Dakota Fanning and Amy Adams sing/speak Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” for W Magazine.
The main thing I learned: I'd love to get an album of Amy Adams cover versions. She sounds good!
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