While Wonder Woman remains one of the most important female heroines in the history of fiction, few realise the just under what circumstances the character came about. The comic was first created by Dr. William Moulton Marston in 1941 under the pen-name Charles Moulton. Not only was he pioneering comic book writer, he was also a Harvard psychologist and the inventor of the systolic blood pressure test which aided the development of the modern polygraph or lie detector test. But perhaps the most fascinating facet of his life was what went on behind closed doors. He was in the midst of a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth and a young former student named Olive Byrne; two women whose feminist ideals inspired Wonder Woman as we know her today. Though the initial stories were fraught with controversy, not many could imagine how important the character would become to young men and women everywhere.
Jessica isn't like most of her friends at school, unlike most of the girls in her class she doesn't dream about what she would do if she met her favourite pop star. On a trip to LA to visit her grandmother Jessica has a chance meeting with teenage singing sensation Christopher Wilde. Had she been one of her friends, the first thing Christopher would have been met by a loud and high pitched scream; Jessica on the other hand doesn't seem interested in his fame. As the pair become closer friends Christopher becomes conscious of the fact that he's missing out on a huge part of his life, with paparazzi following his every move and a possible part in a movie he can no longer be himself. When Christopher publically denies he knows Jessica, he unwittingly tests their new friendship a little too much. He must discover what's important in his life and chose what's more important, being a movie start or being himself.
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