“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Feild, Oliver Platt, and Connie Britton. Released on October 13, 2017, the film is about a psychologist who sets out to create a superhero that young girls can look up to.
The film is directed by Angela Robinson, who also directed D.E.B.S. and Herbie: Fully Loaded. Wonder Woman is still enjoying her big-screen success since the film’s release in June, and she’s expected to return in the upcoming Justice League film. But do you ever wonder where she came from? That’s the main concept of this latest biographical drama that I’ll be looking at today.
While the film focuses on the creation of Wonder Woman, it also focuses on a secret relationship between William Marston (Evans), his wife Elizabeth (Hall), and their partner Olive Byrne (Heathcote). What’s very interesting about this tale is the idea behind the famous super heroine and how it affects other people. Wonder Woman is known for inspiring female empowerment, but during her beginnings, she was often criticized by the censors for her “sexual perversity”, which is reflected by the main characters’ relationship with one another. That’s pretty much what the film is, basically. Its portrayal of sex, plus the four behavioral traits of the DISC Theory. The story itself was very well crafted and the performances from the main cast were simply astounding, but I’m not too sure how other people will feel about it. Like I said before, the film is known for showcasing its sexual practices like bondage. Most of these scenes were nicely shot, not to mention arousing, but people who are not into this kind of stuff might find those scenes…uncomfortable. Aside from all that, Angela Robinson offers the ability to fully understand why Wonder Woman was created in the first place as well as offer an intriguing, yet slow and unusual, love story between the three partners in terms of her direction and screenplay.
Overall, “Professor Marston” may not be for everyone due to its sexual concept and slow pacing, but for those who are curious about how Wonder Woman came to be, it’s a well-acted and respectable treat. In case you guys were wondering, the part where I said the sexual scenes were arousing was 100% true. I’m not kidding, I immediately felt aroused when I saw those scenes. I know it’s awkward for me to say that, but I’m pretty sure it happens to anyone sometimes.