Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is based on Jill Lepore’s book The Secret History of Wonder Woman (you can read my review of Lepore’s book here). Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and Radcliffe, William Moulton Marston created Wonder Woman and the comic book that became a sensation back in the 1940s. As if creating the most popular female superhero of all time wasn’t enough, Marston also maintained a love triangle with his wife and a student.
If you’ve read the early Wonder Woman comics, you’ll notice a thread of sadomasochism running through those issues. Marston, his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall), and the student (Bella Heathecote) get into some kinky S&M. And we learn where Wonder Woman’s sexy costume originated. If you’re looking for something outside the mainstream, I recommend Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. GRADE: B+