Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

DVD - 2017
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The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated.
"A sly and thoroughly charming Trojan horse of a movie, "Professor Marston" tells the story of the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him, both in and out of bed."--New York Times.
Publisher: Culver City, Ca. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2017.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: PRO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (circa 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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BeausPerson
Jun 02, 2018

Interesting film to watch, even if the story is said to be more "inspired by" Professor Marsten's life than based in fact.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
May 28, 2018

For myself personally, I found this movie a struggle to get through. I would not want to watch again.

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imagenel
May 15, 2018

The original Wonder Woman comics were burnt because they featured bondage (her lasso) and other naughty activities such as spanking (Tom of Finland was luckier). While Wonder Woman was directed by a white woman, starring ex-Miss Israel (thus banned in Lebanon & some Arab countries), this film's director Angela Robinson is Black and very talented. Based on a true love story that's still a bit ahead of its time, even in Trump's America. Watch final credits and bonus features and find out that after prof died of cancer, mistress and wife lived together for 38 years until mistress died, then wife lived to be 100. Like many Hollywood superhero flicks (even a behind-the-comics one) starring Aussies, Brits and the odd Canadian, the trio of Brit actors are excellent; check out their biting dialogue delivery (see quotes).

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Raynam
Apr 29, 2018

Amazing true story.Proves that even if the content makes you uncomfortable there is truth in how important love really is. Definitely not for anyone under 17.Interesting how a comic book icon was created thru real life.Have an open mind when watching this,otherwise bias will get in the way.

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momo51519
Apr 19, 2018

I have to say this movie was truly amazing!! Not only did it tell you the history of wonder women and how it was very risky back then. How that iconic character has just gotten bigger and better over the years. I also loved the story line! I know for some people they wouldnt understand that type of relationship but I loved the actors how they pulled it off. I truly believed they loved each other. I love the ending and it tells you what happened to them in the future too. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves wonder women!!!

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howiecat
Apr 05, 2018

I really enjoyed the movie. Didn't expect the content but found the unusual circumstance of the 3 people, who I believed loved each other, interesting , emotional and educational.. How they managed their lives as well as Wonder Woman. I collected comics, as a lil kid in the 1940. Have no recollection of Wonder Woman So, the movie was definitely a eye opener for me.

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tomdance
Mar 18, 2018

Brilliant direction, writing, and sensitive acting of deeply psychological material reveals the surprisingly academic AND provocative backstory of the cultural icon Wonder Woman. Her character turns out to be incredibly autobiographical, an analgam of three interlinked real-life personalities. Wow, this unique movie effectively explores highly relevant emotional territory on many levels: personal, sexual, and social. Professor Marston's psychological models and loving intentions are gently thought-provoking, whether or not you agree with him. Some key scenes illustrate that for relationships to survive, the submission aspect of love is especially important for both men and women, whatever their sexual preference.

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MusicalKnitter
Mar 13, 2018

I really enjoyed this movie, especially the tender way the director dealt with an unconventional set of relationships that were way before their time. The actors did a wonderful job and it was thoroughly entertaining.

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Olgalevin
Mar 12, 2018

Somehow I feel that the title of the movie should be Professor Marston and His Wonder Women. After all his wife and their lover both inspired him to create Wonder Woman. I knew what I was going to be seeing as of the fact that I already knew some of the true story of Professor Marston's private life. It was a bit easy for me to watch the movie on that side but also on the side that I have a degree in Psychology and know how to view something strictly from that perspective. After all, Professor Marston was a Pscyhologist himself and taught Psychology. In my classes I've had to learn about far more gnarlier things than sexual fantasies of human beings.

The pscyhological creation of Wonder Woman is what really captivated me about this movie. He created a figure who exhibited all qualities of what it is to be a woman. It is very evident that he loved strong women, those who are not afraid to speak whats on their mind, the ones displayed well by Rebecca Hall as Professor Marston's wife in this movie. But he also loved the more calm and sensitive sides of women like the type thats displayed by Olive in the movie, the motherly figure, the softer type. The whole movie reminded me of all of the things I had to read up on some of the most well known theoriests in Psychology who really were crazy to the point where they lived such life styles as Professor Marston, if it meant contributing everything what they learn about human behavior for the sake of the field of Pscyhology.

The movie is definitely not for sensitive people or children. It is rated R. But if you can watch this with a very open mind from a strictly educational perspective, you shouldn't have a problem. There is a scene in the movie that really taught me some thing deep about humbleness and humility. The only thing that can break a strong, dominent woman, is love. This is evident in a scene thats toward the end of the movie.

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Womanonfire
Feb 25, 2018

I thought the movie found a great balance between explaining the history of Wonder Woman, the inspiration behind Wonder Woman and the personal(and might I add very interesting) life of William Marston. I really enjoyed seeing polyamory being talked about onscreen and not just in a sexual way but showing the dynamic of how it works at times.

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Olgalevin
Mar 12, 2018

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imagenel
May 15, 2018

"She's guileless and you are a grade-A bitch, together you'll make a perfect woman"
(Marston to wife & mistress)

"Olive, do you want a penis?" (Wife to mistress).

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