WATCH: Iconic comic book creator’s secret life in ‘Professor Marston & the Wonder Women’ trailer
Wonder Woman is arguably the most famous female superhero — and the women in the life of her creator, psychologist William Moulton Marston, could be credited for this.
“Professor Marston & the Wonder Women” explores the secret polyamorous relationship of Marston (Luke Evans), his wife Elizabeth Holloway (Rebecca Hall), and their live-in partner Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote) who would inspire his development of an empowered female superhero.
The women were his research partners on human behavior, and both would also bear his children and lived together as one family.
To avoid scandal, at that time, they lied about their real relationship even to their children.
He initially wrote under a pseudonym, Charles Moulton, and eventually revealed his identity in 1942 through a press release written by Olive.
Wonder Woman would be criticized for being too skimpily clad and for bondage imagery, but still she was formed from the suffragist legacy of that period.
Director Angela Robinson said that the movie’s release after the June premiere of “Wonder Woman” was a coincidence.
“I’ve been trying to get my movie made for years,” she told The Boston Globe.
The biopic shows in theaters Oct. 13. JB
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