Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

S&M, Free Love and Wonder Woman in 'Professor Marston'

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

S&M, Free Love and Wonder Woman in 'Professor Marston'

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Earlier this year "Wonder Woman" became a critical hit and box-office smash.

Now comes "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women," a movie with a far-more-interesting story about how the inspiration for Wonder Woman comes from the world of bondage, S&M and sexual freedom — and it's true.

Writer and director Angela Robinson's film doesn't explore the comic-book origins of the superhero as much as it does the fascinating, real-life man who created her.

Robinson uses a framing device, beginning with William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) being interrogated by a religious-based family-values group.

In repeated flashbacks we see William, a Harvard professor, teaching a graduate course to women in 1928, explaining his DISC theory of human behavior — dominance, inducement, submission and compliance. …

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