A love that was ahead of its time, created a superhero that changed the world.‘Professor Marston & the Wonder Women’ tells the story of Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston who created the iconic character in the 1940’s.
Directed by Angela Robinson, the movie stars Luke Evans as Marston, Rebecca Hall as his wife, Bella Heathcoate as the couple’s shared lover.
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Princess Diana is merely an Amazonian superhero raised on a secluded island of women and sent to Man’s World to punch Nazis. William Moulton Marston was an academic psychotherapist (and inventor of the lie detector) who imagined the character as a combination of the two strongest women he knew: his wife, Elizabeth, and their partner Olive Byrne, with whom they shared a home and a relationship for more than a decade. And Diana’s predilection for shaming her female foes and the occasional bondage situation came from their own flirtations with BDSM.
The film will premiere on October 13, 2017.
“Writer/director Robinson tells their story straight, without a hint of the winking foreshadowing that defines most modern biopics. That means Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote get to play complex, credible human beings struck by unexpected attraction, rather than cartoonish horndogs.
It’s a risky move, and it pays off in a genuinely moving story with great performances from all three leads, but especially Hall. She makes sure we understand every facet of Elizabeth’s frustration at being a progressive woman in that other Man’s World – you know, 20th century America.” – NowToronto TIFF
“Professor Marston and The Wonder Women Offers a Fun but Predictable Origin Story for DC Comics’ Biggest Superheroine”- Gizmodo