With Wonder Woman earning over 100 million dollars during its opening weekend, it set the record for a film by a women director. It is quite ironic because the creator of Wonder Woman led a “secret life”, one with his wife, and one with his mistress. This is how Jill Lepore, the director, became interested in Wonder Woman, after she found the connection. They go on to discuss how the certain events led by influential women across campuses in the United States led to represent who we know as Wonder Woman today.
- The creator of Wonder Woman took inspiration from the Woman’s Suffrage movement.
- Wonder Woman’s costume is based on pinup models that the creator fetishized.
- The creator lived with a wife and a mistress and raised families with both.
“Wonder Woman’s creator had a few secrets of his own. Historian Jill Lepore describes William Moulton Marstothe’s unusual life in The Secret History of Wonder Woman.”