Venus and Serena
- 1 hr 39 min
Venus and Serena Williams took the world by storm when they rose from the ashes of Compton, California to become tennis champions. Every since they entered the realm of tennis, they have been received with profound reactions, varying from awe to resentment. Now, the world is about to take a closer look at these two athletes, as they make their debut on screen in the 2013 film Venus and Serena. This intimate motion picture takes the public to a year when careers, and even lives, were threatened. As the days of the year 2011 are portrayed, hardships that nearly overtook the sisters are revealed, allowing fans to see parts of their lives they have never before been privy to. We follow the girls as they take each blow to their careers, as well as their personal lives. Not only will Venus and Serena give an unprecedented look at the hardships they had to overcome, but it also allows us to take the journey with them as they fought their way to the top. Despite not being welcomed, these women accepted the opposition without letting it stop them. Their determination and steadfastness has led them to become champions when nobody wanted them to be. Venus and Serena shows us how this was accomplished, albeit not easily, and how the sisters were able to pave the way for future african-american athletes to follow their dreams and find success. Interviews are included in the film, giving us the story from the points of views of known celebrities such as Chris Rock and Bill Clinton. Venus and Serena, which premiered in May of 2013, is a timeless tale of the American dream. One that allows us to see with pride how two women made it to the top with nothing but the vision of their parents.