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      Second Serve

      TV-PG 1986 1h 40m Drama List
      Reviews Richard Radley (Vanessa Redgrave) is an ophthalmologist with a successful career, a beautiful fiancée and a secret life. Despite outward appearances, Richard is a woman at heart. When his psychiatrists -- including his mother (Louise Fletcher) -- fail to "cure" him, Richard leaves his life behind, moves to California and has a sex change to become Renee. Finally herself, Renee takes up professional tennis -- but when a reporter outs her sex change, she must fight for her right to compete. Read More Read Less

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      Keith Uhlich ToxicUniverse.com The movie, for all intents and purposes, should not work. And yet it wholly and completely does. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 30, 2003 Full Review Art Cohen Gay Community News (Boston) Second Serve gives us only a glimpse of the struggle and torment Richards must have experienced as she slowly comes out to people and figures out how to move forward. Sep 22, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Richard Radley (Vanessa Redgrave) is an ophthalmologist with a successful career, a beautiful fiancée and a secret life. Despite outward appearances, Richard is a woman at heart. When his psychiatrists -- including his mother (Louise Fletcher) -- fail to "cure" him, Richard leaves his life behind, moves to California and has a sex change to become Renee. Finally herself, Renee takes up professional tennis -- but when a reporter outs her sex change, she must fight for her right to compete.
      Director
      Anthony Page
      Screenwriter
      Gavin Lambert, Stephanie Liss
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 31, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 40m