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The Kinky Origin Story Of Wonder Woman's Creator: William Moulton Marston

Suffering Sappho! After over 70 years of publication, Wonder Woman finally hit the big screen. But the version of her we know today is a lot tamer than how she was originally written.

Her creator was an eccentric psychologist, inventor, and writer named William Moulton Marston. He also invented and designed the polygraph test, or lie detector. But what many don't know is that Marston's origin story is just as sensational as his classic creation. In Jill Lepore's biography, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, his sensational life is recaptured in stunning detail. It's the fascinating and censorship-baiting story of how women's liberation, bondage, and ancient Greek goddesses were tied together to create the first ever female superhero. This is William Moulton Marston's weird and kinky history.

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