October 12, 2016 | Posted in straight by
To call the character Wonder Woman an icon is kind of putting it lightly. We all know her story, her adventures, and we all really love every single beautiful woman who ever held that lasso of truth. But do you know the story behind the creator of Wonder Woman? It’s one hell of a story that’s heading to the big screen.
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, which starts shooting this week, will star Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote and according to Deadline Hollywood the plot is as follows:
Professor Marston details the life of Dr. William Moulton Marston (Evans), Harvard psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman in 1941; his wife, fellow psychologist and inventor Elizabeth (Hall); and their polyamorous relationship with Olive Byrne (Heathcote), a former student of Marston’s and an academic in her own right.
Their relationship proved enduring. Marston created DC’s iconic Amazonian princess with significant input from Elizabeth having been inspired to do so by Olive – Marston, like Wonder Woman, was profoundly influenced by the feminist ideals espoused by Elizabeth and Olive. After his death from skin cancer in 1947, Elizabeth and Olive raised their children by Marston together and remained a couple until Olive’s death in 1988. The film will explore how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding his creation — which homophobic moral guardians charged would turn young girls into lesbians — while he and his partners navigated and concealed a romantic and family life that, if exposed, could have destroyed them all.
Yep, you read that correctly – polyamorous relationship. While the movie sounds interesting enough, knowing that there is a chance of Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote making out together really does make this a not to be missed movie. Also, I’m kind of hoping for - but sure it won’t happen - a fantasy Wonder Woman threesome.
No word yet on when the Professor Marston & The Wonder Women will be release, but we will be keeping an eye out for updates on this one.