PRO­FES­SOR MARSTON AND THE WON­DER WOMEN

YOU (South Africa) - - CHILL OUT -

Biopic. The rag­ing suc­cess of Won­der Woman (2017) has brought a re­newed fo­cus on the first fe­male su­per­hero’s cre­ator, Har­vard psy­chol­o­gist Dr Wil­liam Marston (Luke Evans). And it’s a fas­ci­nat­ing tale.

Marston, who be­lieved women were su­pe­rior to men, had a polyamorous fam­ily – he lived with his wife (Re­becca Hall) and mis­tress (Bella Heath­cote) and had kids with both of them. The three also in­dulged in BDSM long be­fore the Fifty Shades fran­chise made it main­stream.

This movie is both a fem­i­nist state­ment and a sen­si­tive ex­plo­ration of their un­ortho­dox bond – and the chal­lenges they faced for their choices. Worth the watch. – LIZ DE VILLIERS 2017. 108 MIN. 16LS.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.