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Wonder Woman uncovered

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

By Damon Smith

Released earlier in the summer, comic book blockbuster Wonder Woman was the highest grossing film ever by a female director.

This biographical drama directed by Angela Robinson examines the man who came up with the character. Harvard professor William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) is happily married to scholarly Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall). In 1928, he hires teaching assistant, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), and there is a spark between them.

Olive works alongside the Marstons, who invent the lie detector, and when the trio move to New York, Elizabeth and Olive both fall pregnant by William.

William becomes fascinated with fetishistic art, which sows the seeds of a comic book about an Amazon princess with alluring attire.

Wonder Woman captures the public's attention, but the Marstons' roaring success is undermined by personal trials and tribulations.

Three stars

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