‘Wonder Woman’ was the biggest box office hit of the summer and is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD so you can enjoy it over and over. But in just over a month, fans can go behind the scenes to see the story behind the creation of the most famous female superhero in comics in the biopic ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’. And believe it or not, the truth is stranger than fiction.
Wonder Woman was the brainchild of William Moulton Marston, a psychologist and one of the inventors of the polygraph lie detector test, which inspired him to bestow upon Wonder Woman her Golden Lasso of Truth. Marston’s home life would be considered strange even today, so the fact that this relationship existed in the 1940s would have been scandalous. Marston was married to his wife Elizabeth, with whom he had children, but the two shared a live-in lover, Olive Byrne, one of Marston’s former pupils. Marston also had children with Byrne and they all lived as one big happy family.
In this new clip from the movie, Marston sits down with a psychologist played by Connie Britton, who questions him about the Golden Lasso as well as why Marston decided to make his creation an Amazon. Marston’s idealistic response reflects the optimism behind his decision to create the character in the first place.
Speaking of the time frame, it’s rather startling that the ideas of feminism, in particular, a woman becoming the President of the United States, are still topics being debated and tested today.
What this clip from the movie below:
Luke Evans (‘The Fast and the Furious’ series, ‘Beauty and the Beast’) plays Professor Marston, while Rebecca Hall (‘Christine’, ‘The BFG’) plays Elizabeth and Bella Heathcote (‘The Man in the High Castle’, ‘Neon Demon’) plays Olive.
The film was directed by Angela Robinson and has made the rounds of the film festival circuit, where it has gotten rave reviews. (It is currently sitting at a comfy 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.) It will open on October 13 for the masses to check out.