Professor Marston and the Wonder Women details the unconventional life of Dr William Marston (Luke Evans – The Hobbit Trilogy), the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall), a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), a former student who became an academic.
This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive’s feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston’s children together. Aww….
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is released in the US on October 27th, but as of yet, there’s no UK date. I’m not particularly fussed.
Still, it’s got to be better than the ho-hum Wonder Woman movie!
Writer/Director: Angela Robinson
Also stars: JJ Feild, Connie Britton, Maggie Castle
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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