Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

Biopic on Dr. William Marston, the psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman. Stars Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon).

The true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticised 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 behaviour research while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.

2017Rating: R13, Sex scenes, sexual themes, offensive language & nudity108 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women / Reviews

Flicks, Paul Casserly

Flicks, Paul Casserly

The woman next to me, in her early 30s I'd guess, let out such a solid groan about 90 seconds into this bio-pic that I placed a bet that she would be gone within the hour. But like me she stuck it out. Despite the lame score, the often leaden direction and the comic sex scenes, the story of Professor William Marston, his wife Elizabeth Holloway, their lover Olive Byrne, and the resulting creation of the Wonder Woman comic, is utterly fascinating.

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Bondage, sadomasochism, threesomes, spanking, whips, ropes, naughty nurses and horny university professors – now that is a superhero origins story. Fortuitously timed to arrive in the wake of the box office behemoth Wonder Woman, writer-director Angela Robinson explores the Amazonian arse kicker's real-life creator in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, opting for a left-of-centre biopic: less about the genius artist than a polygamous three-way relationship that inspired his famous feminist icon.

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Vulture

Vulture

[Professor] Marston [& the Wonder Women] is simply a love letter to the amazing people who inhabit it.

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Variety

Variety

This is arguably the phoniest film you'll see all year, marred by clumsy direction, over-obvious acting and a wooden script that skews what was so radical about the thruple's arrangement into something tame and downright boring.

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Time Out

Time Out

Wonder Woman's genesis in bondage play and a willfully naughty attempt to subvert the mainstream deserves a more courageous film than this one, gauzy and overscored.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A sly and thoroughly charming Trojan horse of a movie, "Professor Marston" tells the story of the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him, both in and out of bed.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This movie spreads an odd pall of sentimentality and period-glow nostalgia over a fascinating real-life story.

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Stuff

Stuff

If there's any justice, this perfectly-timed counter-programming to the Amazon Princess' other big screen date will find an audience...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

You may long for a more disreputable, less buttoned-up telling, but there is something about this one's sleek, streamlined conventionality that feels both appropriate and pleasing.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...uses the template of the traditional biopic to put forward "non-traditional" gender roles...

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