Threesome is super-powered
‘Professor’ is a disarming look at Wonder Woman’s kinky roots.
For a movie with no shortage of ropes, whips and naughty-nurse role play, the actual moment of consummation in “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” is remarkably tame.
Audiences will recognize the visual cues of the upmarket Hollywood drama, the traditional panicky “sex scene! sex scene!” signifiers. The camera, previously content to regard the characters from a considered distance, leans in for a few lurching handheld close-ups. Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” floods the soundtrack as half-clad bodies and the occasional tastefully bared nipple fill the screen.
The most notable thing about it is that there are three intertwined figures rather than two, which writer-director Angela Robinson trusts will be radical enough. She turns out to be right. One aim of this movie, a refreshingly different kind of superhero origin story, is to present a tale of bohemian
Rated: R, for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language Running time: 1 hour, 48 minutes Playing: In general release
ELIZABETH Marston (Rebecca Hall), left, William Marston (Luke Evans) and Olive (Bella Heathcote).