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.
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Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation.
Fascinating Story to Watch With Great Performances
For the 1920-40's, this kind of lifestyle was seen as incredibly risqué and provocative. Even today, though we have progressed a lot in terms of sexual acceptance, this sort of relationship would still be looked down upon. So the fact that it happened so long ago makes it all the more fascinating to see unfold on screen. One of this movie's strengths is that it doesn't paint any kind of lifestyle in an unrealistically positive light. This isn't a propaganda piece, trying to convince you to live a polyamorous life. It also doesn't trash it, making their relationship out to be a mockery. Rather, the point of the film is to show that William, Elizabeth, and Olive had was genuine love, portrayed beautifully through the use of the lie detector test. It wasn't necessarily condoning it, nor was it discriminating against it. It simply displayed the lifestyle as it was, and showed that this was true, earnest love. Whatever you take away from that is your own thoughts and opinions, and I thought that was one truly remarkable element of this movie...
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