‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Tells the Story of the Unconventional Creation of an Icon

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In the upcoming bio pic Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, the comic’s creator Dr. William Moulton Marston and his unconventional life come to the screen. For those who have read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore, this story will not be surprised. For those who haven’t, prepare for the often scandalous story of Dr. William Moulton Marston. The film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, and Connie Britton. It is written and directed by Angela Robins.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research — while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.

Professor Martson & The Wonder Women comes to theaters October 27, 2017.

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