Movie about wonder woman creator

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the characters creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story.
Examines the life of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston and his polyamorous relationship with wife Elizabeth Holloway and mistress Olive Byrne, both of whom inspired and influenced the comic book characters creation and development.
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William Moulton Marston, an accomplished psychologist who contributed to the invention of the lie detector before going on to create one of the most enduring and inspiring American comic book characters, led a colorful life.
Jill Lepore

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And that story turns out to be far more fascinating than some guff about clay and Aphrodite. Film-maker Angela Robinson had just finished shooting her cult comedy D. William Marston was a psychologist and a polyamorist, who had children both by his wife, Elizabeth Holloway , and by his live-in lover and former graduate student, Olive Byrne. All seven lived, reputedly happily, together in a feminist-identified household for many years. Her mother was Ethel Byrne , who opened the first birth control clinic in the US. For years, Robinson spent her nights and weekends researching Marston, pouring over his letters at the Smithsonian, and studying his DiSC theory, which centres on four different behavioural traits: dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance. It took four years to write and another four years to get made.

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a American biographical drama film about American psychologist William Moulton Marston , who created the fictional character Wonder Woman. The story is told in flashbacks set during a testimony that William Moulton Marston gives to representatives of the Child Study Association of America. In the year , William and his wife Elizabeth teach and work on their research at the associated Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. One day, William hires one of his students, Olive Byrne as a research assistant. Olive aids in the Marstons' work in inventing the lie detector and conducting research on William's DISC theory on human interactions, and the three soon grow close. One after another, tests by the lie detector reveal that they have fallen in love with one another, and all three of them begin to engage in a polyamorous relationship. As word about their unconventional relationship gets out, the Marstons are fired from the university.

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