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Second Serve


Second Serve

Release Date: January 01, 1986

Year    :   1986
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   Lorimar Telepictures
Director    :   Anthony Page
Producers    :   Eileen Mack Knight, Linda Yellen
Writers    :   Gavin Lambert
RunTime    :   120 mins.

Fact-based story about tennis pro Renee Richards, whose player status was challenged in 1976 when it was revealed that she was a trans woman. Flashback to 1964 before she was out as trans, a successful New York doctor with a great lifestyle, a flashy girl friend, and a secret life. Her psychiatrist mother refuses to deal with her and sends her to a colleague who diagnoses with a psychotic gender confusion, which he says can be unlearned. After a failed marriage and parenthood, she comes out as trans, with a new life in California.

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