(2017) (Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: A professor enters into a unique three-way relationship with his wife and female teaching assistant, all of which not only leads to the development of the lie detector machine, but also the comic books featuring Wonder Woman.
- It's 1945 and Dr. William Moulton Marston (LUKE EVANS) is being interrogated by decency censor Josette Frank (CONNIE BRITTON) about the sexual content found in his "Wonder Woman" comic books published by Max Gaines (OLIVER PLATT). As he starts telling his tale about how those comic books and their titular character came to be, the story rewinds to 1928 when he's a professor at Radcliffe Harvard alongside his wife, Elizabeth (REBECCA HALL), who's been turned down once again for her Ph.D. solely due to being a woman.
While she claims not to experience sexual jealousy, Elizabeth can't help but notice William is attracted to one of his students, 22-year-old Olive Byrne (BELLA HEATHCOTE) who he's now brought on as his latest teaching assistant to help with his prototype invention of a lie detector machine.
Despite being engaged to a man, Brant (CHRIS CONROY), closer to her age, Olive not only finds herself attracted to William, but also Elizabeth, and soon that feeling is reciprocated. As they enter into a unique three-way relationship that eventually results in children, they must contend with the eventual discovery of that, as well as their participation in bondage and such, all of which helps lead to the development of the Wonder Woman comic book character and veiled bondage and other sexual content that eventually draws the attention of the likes of Josette and other censors.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- The success of "Wonder Woman" might have some kids interested, but the most likely audience among kids is older teens, if that.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language.
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