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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Is the Year's Queerest Movie

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Is the Year's Queerest Movie

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Out actor Luke Evans plays Wonder Woman's poly creator while out director Angela Robinson helms. 

The big-screen incarnation of Wonder Woman, from director Patty Jenkins, dominated the box office and the pop culture zeitgeist early this summer. But this October, look for a whole different kind of a Wonder Woman-themed movie, this one with a central LGBT storyline, from a lesbian director and a primarily female and queer producing team that also stars an out actor. The trailer for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, about William Moulton Marston, the man who created the Wonder Woman comics in the 1940s, his wife, and the Tufts University student with whom they enter into a polyamorous relationship dropped Tuesday and has already raked in nearly 1.5 million views.

The film, which explores the love affair between Harvard psychologist and inventor Marston, played by out actor Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast, The Girl on the Train); his wife, Elizabeth, played by Rebecca Hall (Christine, The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona); and the student Olive, played by Bella Heathcote (The Man in the High Castle, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) also delves into S&M and bondage, which were prevalent in the their private lives as well as in the original, scandalous for the time, comics.

If the subject matter and star weren't enough of an LGBT draw, the film is helmed by Angela Robinson, director of the queer-themed feature D.E.B.S. as well as several episodes of The L Word, True Blood, and How to Get Away With Murder. Add to all of this the fact that the film was produced by Transparent and I Love Dick creator Jill Soloway; veteran producer Andrea Sperling, who's been producing LGBT content for decades, including the beloved comedy But I'm a Cheerleader, D.E.B.S., Transparent, and I Love Dick; and Clare Munn, a producer who despite her body of work has made headlines primarily for her relationship with actress Maria Bello.

Additionally, the always-welcomed Connie Britton (American Horror Story, Friday Night Lights, Nashville) costars as the woman who represents the moral majority of the era, interrogating Marston about the kinks in his comic book.

Watch the trailer below.

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