Professor Marston & the Wonder Women parents guide

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Parent Guide

Behind every great man is ... two women?

Release date October 13, 2017

William Moulton Marston (played by Luke Evans) was a psychology professor who created Wonder Woman. This movie explores his personal life and how the source of his inspiration for comic book character came from the secret and unconventional relationship between himself, his wife (Rebecca Hall) and his mistress (Bella Heathcote).

Why is Professor Marston & the Wonder Women rated R? The MPAA rated Professor Marston & the Wonder Women R for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language

Run Time: 108 minutes

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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Professor Marston & the Wonder Women rated R? Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is rated R by the MPAA for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language

Violence:
- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Scene of violence depicting physical assault, with no blood and little detail.
- Bullying.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Frequent portrayals of sexual activity, with breast nudity and some detail.
- Nudity in sexual situations.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Frequent and detailed sexual language and references.
- Sexual innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.

Profanity:
Approximately 34 instances of coarse and/or sexual language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.
- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts.

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News About "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women"

William Moulton Marston was a more complicated man than hinted at by his outward appearance. Professionally, he was a Harvard graduate, psychologist, inventor, and author. Yet his greatest fame came as a comic book writer and the creator of the character Wonder Woman.

Not as well know were the complications of his personal life where he cohabited with both his wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and his mistress, Olive Byrne (and fathered children with each woman).

His three-way relationship (which the movie trailer implies also included a romantic interest between the two women) is called "polyamorous", by director Angela Robinson in an interview by Advocate. The authors of the article (Diane Anderson-Minshall and Tracy E. Gilchrist) go on to say: "If the subject matter and star [Luke Evans] weren’t enough of an LGBT draw, the film is helmed by a queer cavalcade: Transparent creator Jill Soloway, veteran producer Andrea Sperling (But I’m a Cheerleader), Clare Munn (who made headlines for her relationship with actress Maria Bello), and famed lesbian director Angela Robinson (above, D.E.B.S.,The L Word). " The writers further explain: "The movie also delves into BDSM, something prevalent in their private lives as well as in the original Wonder Woman comic books (scandalous for the time)."

Parents with children who are fans of Wonder Woman will want to take note that Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is rated R by the MPAA "for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language." The movie about the super hero Wonder Woman will likely be a better pick for teen viewing -- and it releases to home video on 19 September 2017.

Cast and Crew

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is directed by Angela Robinson and stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Connie Britton.

Home Video

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Professor Marston created the comic book superhero who is the inspiration for the 2017 film Wonder Woman.