Untitled Emile Griffith biopic (aka A Man’s World: The Double Life of Emile Griffith)
Adaptation of Donald McRae nonfiction book 'A Man’s World: The Double Life Of Emile Griffith'
Story of the life of Emile Griffith, the boxer who won world titles in two weight classes but is best remembered for beating to death Benny “The Kid” Paret in the ring during a live nationwide TV broadcast. The vicious incident occurred after Paret grabbed the buttock of his opponent and called him a homosexual at the weigh-in. In reality Griffith led a secret life as a bisexual man, but in 1962, such a thing was taboo and most especially in the macho culture of boxing.
- Type of film
- Lenny Abrahamson
- Ed Guiney
- Lenny Abrahamson (script), Donald McRae (book)