The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (Knopf, 2014); audiobook read by the author (Random House Audio, 2014) Comprehensively researched biography of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston (and his extended, unconventional family), contextualised within the history of women’s suffrage and the early 20th Century feminist movement. Lepore bucks the trend by proving an able narrator of her…
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Wonder Woman dir. Patty Jenkins (2017) Standard superhero fare. Gal Gadot is refreshing in the titular role, and the shift to a more female-focussed cast is to be welcomed (viva Lucy Davis as Etta Candy!). However, Wonder Woman’s escalating invulnerability deprives the film of any tension or drama.