The Queerest Movie of 2017 – “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” on screens in October, 2017
In October 2017 a big-screen cinematizing of a true life story will appear. The film is called “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”. It has a central LGBT storyline, from a lesbian director and a primarily female and queer producing team that also stars an out actor. The novelty tells the story about William Moulton Marston, the man who created the Wonder Woman comics in the 1940s, his wife, and the Tufts University student with whom they enter into a polyamorous relationship. The trailer has already been raked in nearly 1.5 million views for two days.
The film, which explores the love affair between Harvard psychologist and inventor Marston, played by out actor Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast, The Girl on the Train); his wife, Elizabeth, played by Rebecca Hall (Christine, The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona); and the student Olive, played by Bella Heathcote (The Man in the High Castle, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) also delves into S&M and bondage, which were prevalent in their private lives as well as in the original, scandalous for the time, comics. If you still have not enough of LGBT flavor in this release, mind it for the record: the film is helmed by Angela Robinson, director of the queer-themed feature ”D.E.B.S.”; the film was produced by “Transparent” and “I Love D*ck” creator Jill Soloway; veteran producer Andrea Sperling, who’s been producing LGBT content for decades; and Clare Munn, a producer who despite her body of work has made headlines primarily for her relationship with actress Maria Bello.