Professor Marston and the Wonder Women debuted in theaters this weekend, but not all the buzz around the look at the life of Wonder Woman creator William Mouton Marston has been positive. Marston's real-life granddaughter as spoken about the inaccuracies in the film and now two Wonder Woman actresses are also addressing the controversy.
Both Lynda Carter and Susan Eisenberg are voicing their support for Christie Marston's claims that Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a work of fiction rather than the "true story" it claims to be.
Marston recently spoke out about Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, stating that director Angela Robinson completely fabricated elements of the story and sexualized the relationship between William Marston (Luke Evans), his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall), and Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote). In an interview with BigFanBoy she maintained that the film fabricated both the depiction of the Marston family as well as the origins of the Wonder Woman character, stating that Robinson never even contacted the family before writing the script.
"No, there was no contact," Marston said. "In an interview, Angela Robinson said that she made the choice not to 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."
Read on for how Carter and Eisenberg are addressing the controversy.
Carter, who played the iconic heroine on television's Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979, shared a link to the interview on both her Twitter and Facebook accounts on Saturday encouraging fans to listen to Marston's opinion on the movie.
As a close friend of the Marston family, I encourage you to hear Christie's opinion about the movie. https://t.co/J9zt093kfX— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) October 14, 2017
"As a close friend of the Marston family, I encourage you to hear Christie's opinion about the movie," Carter wrote.
Voice over actress Eisenberg, best known for playing Wonder Woman in the animated series Justice League Unlimited as well as other animated films and video games, joined Carter in support of Marston, alerting her followers that Professor Marston is a work of fiction. Eisenberg included the hashtag that Marston has been using regarding the film’s inaccuracies, #LassoTheTruth.
"Important 2 note the film #ProfessorMarston is NOT a true story, but a narrative made up by the filmmaker! @ChristieMarston #LassoTheTruth," Eisenberg wrote.
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women is in theaters now.