PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN is a good drama, but it fails as a biopic as it plays too loosely with the real history
and invents drama to further the story instead of paying more attention to the actual history of the relationship between
Professor William Marston (Luke Evans), his wife Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall) and Marston’s mistress Olive (Bella
Heathcoate). The movie doesn't focus enough on telling about the actual history of the relationship and the creation of
WONER WOMAN. The movie is lesbian director Angela Robison’s interpretation of the story and it seems she wanted to
follow her agenda more than trying to tell the actual story more accurately. The burning of comic books didn't happen until
two years after Marston's death, Elizabeth was the one who provided the key eureka moment for the lie detector test (and not
Olive), Marston was first hired a psychological consultant to DC Comics before he created WONDER WOMAN, his job as writer
of WONDER WOMAN was never under threat, and Olive never separated from Marston and his wife when they decided to live together.
The story between the three main characters is much distorted which I recommend you read THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN
instead of seeing the movie if you want a great biopic. I think it is the responsibility of a biopic director to tell a
good tale while honoring the facts. I expect biopics to take a few liberties, but PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN
goes a little far in how it decides to tell the tale for drama's sake.
A DYNAMIC TRIO: BIRTH OF A FEMINIST ICON- the director and the characters and the story of the movie
A CRUCIAL POINT OF VIEW: DIRECTING PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN- an interview with director Angela Marston
Three deleted scenes
THE SECRET IDENITY OF CHARLES MOULTON motion comic
A code to download and stream a digital copy of the movie
FINAL ANALYSIS: If you want the true story of Professor Marston and the two women he loved (and helped inspire WONDER WOMAN),
skip this movie and go read THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN instead. It is a good drama which skews the facts too much
to fit the director's narrative. I would love to see a true biopic on the creator of WONDER WOMAN and his life, but this
movie isn't that movie.
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