‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ is now in theaters and for fans of this summer’s monster hit ‘Wonder Woman’, it offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the creation of the iconic female superhero. Or does it? While the film is earning great reviews (88% on Rotten Tomatoes), there is one very significant detractor– Christie Marston, the granddaughter of William Moulton Marston, the psychologist who helped develop the polygraph lie detector and Wonder Woman herself.
According to Christie Marston, director Angela Robinson might need a dose of the Golden Lasso, as she finds the film largely fictional.
“In an interview, Angela Robinson said that she made the choice to not talk to anybody because she wanted to use her own ‘interpretation’. Both the depiction of the family and Wonder Woman’s origins are made up.”
The film depicts a three-way love story between William Moulton Marston, portrayed by Luke Evans, his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their student Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote). In reality, Marston had children with both women, but Christie Marston says that the romantic relationship between the two women was fabricated.
“Yes, the bit with [Olive] dressing as Wonder Woman is purely Hollywood.”
“[Elizabeth] and [Olive] were as sisters. This, by the way, is not from a child’s POV; I was very close to [Elizabeth] as an adult. My grandfather died before I was born, so I only know him [through] family stories. No love triangle ever even hinted at – and [Elizabeth] was very broad-minded and very open, so if it existed, she had no reason to hide it – especially from me… we discussed all aspects of life and human psychology.”
Christie Marston is using one famous element from Wonder Woman’s arsenal as a hashtag to spread her word “#LassoTheTruth.”
This is SO wrong. Wonder Woman should be about Truth! pic.twitter.com/u5MxYiNLqt
— Christie Marston (@ChristieMarston) October 13, 2017
— Christie Marston (@ChristieMarston) October 14, 2017
Some other Wonder Women are rallying behind Christie. Lynda Carter, who portrayed Princess Diana in the 1977 TV series and Susan Eisenberg, who voiced her on the ‘Justice League’ animated series have thrown their support behind her cause.
As a close friend of the Marston family, I encourage you to hear Christie’s opinion about the movie. https://t.co/J9zt093kfX
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) October 14, 2017
— Susan Eisenberg (@susaneisenberg1) October 15, 2017
Christie Marston is appreciative of the affection of the women behind Wonder Woman.
“I did notice – and love – that Shannon Farnon (from ‘Super Friends’), Lynda Carter and Susan Eisenberg (in date order of when they portrayed Wonder Woman) all share the character’s ethics and attitude. I know them all and love them all. I will add that it is also true of the writers and artists who get Wonder Woman right!”
“The Wonder Woman movie is the best thing that has happened to WW since Lynda Carter brought her to life (as characterized in the original comics) back in the 1970s! Patty Jenkins not only understands Wonder Woman, but astounded me with her directing skills. Wonder Woman has ethics again!”
While ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ is a rarity– a behind-the-scenes film about a comic book writer– Christie Marston says that another biography could be coming soon.
“I do not know if Angela Robinson pitched her project to the studios as ‘the true story’. If so, it’s easy to see why she made the sale – sex does sell. There is a very well researched project out there being pitched right now; not only is it honest, but much, much more interesting!”
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Source: Big Fan Boy