Earlier this year was when we collectively fell for “Wonder Woman” on the big screen. Propelled by cultural tides and played by Gal Gadot, she was the hero we so badly needed.
Now be prepared to fall in love with Wonder Woman all over again, thanks to the sensitive and insightful super-hero origin story “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” written and directed by Angela Robinson.
Robinson maps the psychology of Wonder Woman onto the life story of her creator, Dr. William Moulton Marston ( Luke Evans), who led a very unconventional life for his time.
A dashing Harvard-educated psychology professor with a headstrong genius of a wife, Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall), Marston encounters a beautiful undergrad, Olive (Bella Heathcote), in class, who becomes their assistant, friend and confidant. It’s through their psychology research into human emotion, and theories of dominance and submission, that the trio open up to each other (while testing lie detector prototypes), and fall in love.
Marston declares that these two together are the perfect woman — Elizabeth is bold, smart, unfiltered and funny, while Olive is soft, guileless and pure of heart. Once they buck tradition, convention and “normalcy” to build a life as a threesome, it’s only a matter of time before their sex life takes on a new dimension, thanks to some lessons at the local sex shop, and they delight in role play and light bondage.
Marston’s inspirational light bulb for the comic book is the wonderful women at home, and he draws on their traits and experiences to create the iconic female superhero.
Robinson employs a 1945 decency hearing headed by Josette Frank (Connie Britton), of the Child Study Association of America, as a narrative framing device to draw out Marston’s explicit explanation of his character. Frank’s inquisition forces him to justify his reasons for creating a character …read more
Source:: East Bay – Entertainment