Netflix’s heartfelt documentary explores the lasting relationship between two ladies who stayed within the closet for over 60 years.
The few came across in 1947, at a hockey rink in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Terry Donahue had recently relocated to your U.S. To try out baseball — in a skirt — for the now-famed All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Pat Henschel had been a sinewy farm kid from the turbulent house. They fell in love, their swoony adoration immortalized in clandestine letters to one another aided by the signatures torn through the base of this pages so no body could later determine the writers. Their passion needed to remain concealed from their own families: these were both women.
A Secret Love, director Chris Bolan not only chronicles the 62 wonderful and heartbreaking years the pair lived as spouses while remaining closeted, but also centers their experience within queer North American history, contextualizing their choice to hide their love from everyone but close friends in the LGBTQ community with his triumphant Netflix documentary.