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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

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The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated.

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Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation.

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R for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language. | See all certifications »
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Marston was a psychologist related to the D.I.S.C. model of behavioral styles. See more »

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A beautiful story that could have been so much better
14 September 2017 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Powerful script crafted into a beautiful movie that I liked very much. My only grievance is that the Director chose not to portray all three legs of the tripod in the same light and hence the movie comes across as another romantic movie instead of showing how tantalizingly tumultuous polyamorous relationships are. They are so much more than two human beings of any sex being attracted to each other. Two plus one becomes four or five or so much more but certainly not three. One minute of the scene in a similar vein in House of Cards captures that passion more so than I could locate anywhere in this movie. Hall played her role perfectly and seemed natural in a triad. While this was a missed opportunity, I am glad this movie was made and an interesting story was shared and for that I am very thankful to TIFF and the Director.


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