Yesterday, we reported that Christie Marston, granddaughter of Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marston, took to Twitter to express her displeasure at the new biopic which claims to tell the true story of her grandfather and his relationships, which led to the iconic character’s creation.
Now, she spoke to BigFanBoy to discuss how the family was never approached to verify the story during the making of the film.
“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.”
She went on to talk about how the polyamorous relationship was sensualized by the filmmakers:
“[Elizabeth] and [Olive] were as sisters. This, by the way, is not from a child’s POV; I was very close to [Elizabeth] as an adult. My grandfather died before I was born, so I only know him [through] family stories. No love triangle ever even hinted at – and [Elizabeth] 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.”
Christie believes the film is merely riding the coattails of Wonder Woman’s recent success in order to sell the movie and tweeted a side-by-side comparison of both posters to drive that point home:
“This film has no relationship to Wonder Woman, other than using the name to sell to the public.” Marston claimed to BigFanBoy. “They are riding the coattails of the very (rightfully!) successful Wonder Woman movie – even to the point of copying the promo posters.”
This is SO wrong. Wonder Woman should be about Truth! pic.twitter.com/u5MxYiNLqt
— Christie Marston (@ChristieMarston) October 13, 2017
Finally, Christie really expressed her desire for the actual, true story to be told, as the Hollywood version just is not as compelling:
“I do not know if Angela Robinson pitched her project to the studios as ‘the true story’. If so, it’s easy to see why she made the sale – sex does sell. There is a very well researched project out there being pitched right now; not only is it honest, but much, much more interesting!”
In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research — while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
Directed by Angelia Robinson, the film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Feild, Oliver Platt, and Connie Britton.
5 Things That ‘Justice League’ Needs To Deliver On
Over the last few years, Warner Bros. and DC have surprised and entertained audiences with their big screen adaptations of their iconic heroes, starting with Man of Steel in 2013. They have set a path for these films, which has led to something big on the horizon. Justice League is set to hit theaters this November and it’s going to be massive. This is the culmination of all the DC Extended Universe films coming together for the first time and there is a lot riding on this project.
Justice League is going to be a thrilling event for sure and there are many things that need to be done right so that both comic fans and general audiences can equally enjoy and embrace this film. There are several things that Warner Bros. and DC have to deliver on when this film is released and it’s a perfect time to discuss which of these elements need to be shown the most.
Here are 5 things Justice League needs to deliver on. Click Next to get started!