Second Serve (1986)

Fact-based story about tennis pro Renee Richards, whose player status was challenged in 1976 when it was revealed that she was a transsexual. Flashback to 1964 and meet Richard Radley, a successful New York doctor with a great lifestyle, a flashy girl friend, and a secret life. Seems like the good doctor likes to dress up in women's clothes and visit Manhattan. His psychiatrist mother refuses to deal with him and sends him to a colleague who diagnoses with a psychotic gender confusion, which he says can be unlearned. After a failed marriage and fatherhood, he gives in to the transsexual operation and becomes Renee for good with a new life in California.

Directing:
  • Anthony Page

Writing:
  • Gavin Lambert

Stars:
Release Date: 1986-01-01
themoviedb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 120
Alice Krige
Alice Krige
Gwen
William Russ
William Russ
Josh
Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
Dr. Beck
Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgr...
Richard Radley / Renee Richards
Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletch...
Dr. Sadie M. Bishop
Alan Feinstein
Alan Feinstei...
Bill
Kerrie Keane
Kerrie Keane
Meriam
Richard Venture
Richard Ventu...
Dr. David Bradley
Reni Santoni
Reni Santoni
Dr. Roberto Granato
Jeff Corey
Jeff Corey
Dr. Harry Benjamin
Nina van Pallandt
Nina van Pall...
Danielle
Michael Cavanaugh
Michael Cavan...
Gene Scott
Kenneth Tigar
Kenneth Tigar
Ross
Alison La Placa
Alison La Pla...
Nightclub Singer
Whit Hertford
Whit Hertford
Richard / Renee
Bunny Summers
Bunny Summers
Mrs. Crockett
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