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A superhero origin tale unlike any other, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic feminist superhero Wonder Woman.
Drama - While this film tells the true story behind the creation of the
character of Wonder Woman, it is definitely an adults-only film, for
the story involves a lot of mature, sexual subject matter including
bisexuality, polyamory, and bondage--so parents and more sensitive
viewers should be warned. There is also a bit of language to go with
the sexual content and nudity. Fans of the three stars, Luke Evans,
Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote will definitely enjoy.
PROFANITY: 14 F-words; 4 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Threesomes, women kissing, and bondage with nudity. VIOLENCE: Erotic spanking; a man punches and kicks another. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and frequent tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some comic lines.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Overall, I enjoyed Professor Marston & the Wonder Women for its prurient and intellectual elements. It's a fun film that breezes by and, despite any liberties it takes with history, offers a valuable look at Wonder Woman's real origin story. For adults with curiosity, this makes for an offbeat companion piece to the big-budget blockbuster.
Roger EbertFull Review Good This movie is sexy as hell, featuring several scenes of steamy three-ways and kinky S&M games. "Professor Marston” works well as an elucidating slice of pop-culture history you might not have known before, but it's even more impactful as a timeless celebration of strong women supporting each other.
Rolling StoneFull Review Very Good ...stranger-and kinkier-than-fiction look at the man who created the world's most famous female superhero. ...an intoxicating provocation that guarantees you will never look at Wonder Woman the same way again. It's a wild ride through the unconscious that produces pop art at its most transporting and transgressive...
Rex ReedFull Review Good ...it's a fascinating and honest attempt to tell a lurid story with a minimum of kink... It's quite a story and a cinematic task writer-director Angela Robinson is not always up to. But I wasn't bored, and in this anemic year that's saying a mouthful.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 9 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, our volunteer opinion collectors weren't interested in seeing this movie so we weren't able to collect but a few reviews. They clearly show that this is a movie that some enjoyed very much and others hated. I suspect the strong sexual aspects were responsible for some of the low reviews. So, if the sexual stuff doesn't bother you then this may be a movie worth your time.
If behind every great man there is a great woman, Harvard psychologist Dr.
Marston (Luke Evans) had the good fortunate to have two: his wife Elizabeth
Hall) and their mutual lover Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote). In addition to
helping him perfect
the lie detector test, the women in Marston's life aided him in his
research studies and inspired him to create the feminist superhero, Wonder
Woman, a barrier breaking,
iconoclastic heroine, beloved by millions for the past eight decades.