Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

I have long been infatuated with comic book superheroes. Not just them but the incredible stories that go along with them.  From Batman to the Avengers, I love tales of the triumphant hero saving the world from impending doom.

I have often felt that many of our heroes represent a small slice of our diversity. I wish we had role-models that could inspire everyone.  Enter Wonder Woman, an amazing character dramatically exposed during Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: What’s It About?

On it’s face, the movie delves into the genesis of one of the most iconic hero franchises of all time, Wonder Woman.  This isn’t your typical superhero romp, though, as the story is more of an introspective into the life of Professor Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman.  But lets keep going…

Diving deeper, you’ll see the story is really a love-triangle engulfing our primary protagonists.  During a time of unrelenting societal pressure to force women into a box, this movie crystallizes Wonder Woman as a primal scream for women’s equality.

She is a character dedicated to removing all the outdated stereotypes of what women could and couldn’t do.  She was a symbol of empowerment in a society that left women powerless.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: What makes It A Gay Movie?

There is a huge LGBT undertone of equality and understanding ones sexuality that pervades the entire film.  Professor Marston modeled the Wonder Woman archetype after an intriguing lesbian relationship he became enamored with.

Professor Marston immersed himself in a world of submission and domination in order to better understand the realities of the 1940’s American lady.

You’re gonna love this movie because it is an introspective look into the man behind an iconic woman, as well as the women behind the man.  The acting is top-notch and the screenplay confidently tells the story from a very humanizing perspective.

Oh and just FYI, this film earned numerous awards. This includes a nomination for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film!  If you’d like to check this movie out, get it at your local Redbox or watch it on Hulu for a fun, enlightening experience!

Have a great day!

Tony Ray 🙂