Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
With Patty Jenkin's new Wonder Woman movie about to come out, our next Rialto Recommends takes a look at the story behind the creation of this legendary comic book character. Released in 2017 PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN was written and directed by Angela Robinson and stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote. If behind every great man is a great woman, then Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr. William Moulton Marston has the good fortune of having two -- his wife Elizabeth and their mutual lover Olive Byrne. In addition to helping him perfect the lie detector test, the two women also inspire him to create one of the greatest female superheroes of all time -- the beloved comic book character Wonder Woman. PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN winds a lasso of cinematic truth around a fascinating fact-based tale with strong performances from its three stars. The San Francisco Chronicle said "PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN is a story of courage and sacrifice, as well as a moving love story that's really three love stories in one." While Time Magazine said "[A] fascinating and admirably adult true-life drama about the creation of the feisty Amazon we think we know so well." PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN is streaming on Hulu or available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, Vudu, Apple, GooglePlay, YouTube and others.