Film Journal International
By Rebecca Pahle
To clarify, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is less about Wonder Woman herself than the man who created her—Professor William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans)—and the two women who inspired him, wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their shared mistress Olive (Bella Heathcote). Though “mistress,” in this context, implies a level of seediness that wasn’t really there: William, Elizabeth and Olive were in a healthy polyamorous relationship for years. Oh, and the three of them were also into BDSM. More than that, Marston conceived Wonder Woman as no less than a tool of psychological propaganda, a way to get his ideas about bondage and the superiority of women to the masses. Did I mention that William and Elizabeth created the lie detector test?
Source: National Coalition for Sexual Freedom