Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is out in the US, and soon in the UK. Reviews look good; however, the movie comes with some fire. While the marketing proclaims that it’s the real story, family and some researchers argue the opposite.
Despite the drama surrounding the film, the reality is that what will matter in the end is how the polyamorous love story unfolds onscreen. Representation matters and movies like this are rare. Whether the marketing uses or not DC’s Wonder Woman colors will not matter much if the film ends up being brilliant.
It’s undeniable that Professor Marston and his wife had a fascinating life. And it seems that they both had a polyamorous relationship with one of their students and partner, Olive Byrne. Remember the times when this happened, and you’ll see how troublesome it might have been!
LGBTQ+ representation on the big and small screens tends to be rare. And, many times, it comes heavily stereotyped. However, this movie seems to depict the love relationship in a very natural light. Because of the times, their relationship was harsh, and so it was hidden.
Professor Marston was an American psychologist. He invented the prototype of a lie detector, and he was a comic book writer. In the movie get to know how Professor Marston ended up creating Wonder Woman. His inspiration came from his wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and his partner Olive Byrne.
These two women were feminists. For what I gather, they were also strong, smart, and dared to break the rules along with Marston. So, there’s no wonder in these Wonder Women now: they’re setting things on fire again.
I follow some geek psychologists on Twitter, and they’re not so happy with the film. And Marston’s granddaughter isn’t that happy either. It seems that the fire comes with three topics: the marketing of the movie, Marston’s death, and his relationship with these two women.
At this point, I’m all about discovering more about this polyamorous relationship. First, I plan to go to the movie and enjoy the ride. Second, I plan to read as much as I can about Marston, Elizabeth, and Olive. And then I’m sure I’ll have my idea about all this fire.
But first of all: I just wish this movie to depict polyamory naturally. I’m hoping that it’s as good as the reviews say. So far, it seems it’s a masterpiece. I’m all about strong women on screen, and I’m certainly open to discover more about the guy who created Wonder Woman.
So, after Thor Ragnarok, I’ll be going to the movies to watch what I hope is a masterpiece. What about you? Is Professor Marston and the Wonder Women in your film list?