Renée
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In 1976, Renee Richards began competing in amateur tennis tournaments in California, and immediately made a name for herself -- a six foot, two inch tall woman in her early forties who played left handed and with unusual skill, strength and stamina was not going to go unnoticed for long. When people began asking questions about Renee, they made an unexpected discovery -- only a year earlier, Renee had undergone sexual reassignment surgery, after spending her life as Richard Raskind, an amateur tennis champ, surgeon, husband and father. When Renee filed suit to be allowed to play in the U.S.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the public pioneers for those whose miserable lives can only be relieved by changing sex is the subject of Eric Drath's fascinating chronicle of how Dr. Richard Raskind's mid-life crisis resulted in the birth of Dr. Renée Richards."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Leaves some tougher questions of subconscious motivation under-explored, but interesting chiefly because of its subject matter, and the discombobulating sight of Richards, who is a weird blend of the skeletal and ethereal."
‑ Brent Simon, Shockya.com
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