Espn Films: Renee DVD
Espn Films: ReneeDVD
This presentation from ESPN Films chronicles the life of one of tennis' most controversial figures. In the 1970s, Dr. Richard Raskin was a respected ophthalmologist and nationally ranked pro. But, in '75 Raskin underwent gender reassignment surgery to become Renée Richards, and was initially denied permission to compete in the '76 US Open as a woman, only to take her case to the New York Supreme Court and win. This landmark legal decision and Richards' personal struggles are examined. 78 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; interviews.