The new film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women follows the life of Professor William Moulton Marston, the man who created Wonder Woman. It is a film that focuses on the more personal side of Moulton’s life, a love triangle involving his wife and another woman. While presented in a way that the casual moviegoer may assume it is based on a true story, the granddaughter of William Marston, Christie Marston, says the movie’s portrayal of characters and its account of events are largely not true at all. She recently spoke with BIGFANBOY, and went into more detail on what aspects of the movie the filmmakers got wrong:
“No, there was no contact. In an interview, Angela Robinson said that she made the choice to not talk to anybody because she wanted to use her own ‘interpretation’. Both the depiction of the family and Wonder Woman’s origins are made up.”
You can read the interview with Robinson that Marston is referring to here. The director does say that while there are facts that are unable to be refuted, some things are left to interpretation, and that the film is her interpretation of the story.
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According to Marston, the love triangle aspect is completely untrue, saying she had a very good and honest relationship with her grandmother and the subject never came up:
“Gram (EHM) and Dots (OBR) were as sisters. This, by the way, is not from a child’s POV; I was very close to Gram as an adult. My grandfather died before I was born, so I only know him thru family stories. No love triangle ever even hinted at — and Gram was very broad-minded and very open, so if it existed, she had no reason to hide it — especially from me… we discussed all aspects of life and human psychology.”
So I really don’t know what to think, on one hand we have a life long fan of Wonder Woman directing the film, who has stated that some things have been interpreted, and a relative who was actually very close with one of the people portrayed in the film saying the wilder aspects of the film are false.
Who do you think has the real story? Let us know in the comments down below!