The origin tale of Wonder Woman is sexier, more secretive and more cerebral than one would ever expect. Just a month after “Wonder Woman” smashed box office records, the official trailer for “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women” promises a tantalizing backstory on Wonder Woman’s creation.
Written and directed by Angela Robinson (“How To Get Away with Murder”), “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women” stars Luke Evans (“Beauty and the Beast”), Rebecca Hall (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) and Bella Heathcote (“Dark Shadows”). The trio play psychology professor and modern lie detector test creator William Moulton Marston, his wife Elizabeth Marston, and their lover Olive Bryne. The film follows the lives of the psychologist, his brilliant wife and his student as they fall in love during the conservative early 1900s. As they fall for each other, the trio writes the Wonder Woman comic which explores psychology, BDSM, pacifism and feminist ideology. In a world where the very mention of their interests were taboo, the comic was their secret way to explore such themes.
According to EW, the perfect timing of the film’s premiere is a complete coincidence, as “Wonder Woman” brings a bigger spotlight to the indie biopic. Robinson was pleasantly surprised by the timing and the trio’s story, telling EW:
“It came together a couple times and fell apart a couple times. Then, it just started gathering steam, but the actual stars aligning in the way for this type of timing just kind of happened…It was just this fascinating story behind them. They invented a lie detector and he kind of lived in a polyamorous relationship with his wife and one of his students, Olive Byrne, and they all had kids together and lived together for many, many years.”
“Professor Marston & The Wonder Women” premieres Oct. 27.