Netflix’s heartfelt documentary explores the durable love between two women that stayed when you look at the closet for more than 60 years.
The few came across in 1947, at a hockey rink in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Terry Donahue had recently relocated towards the U.S. To relax and play baseball — in a skirt — for the now-famed All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Pat Henschel ended up being a sinewy farm kid from a turbulent house. They dropped in love, their swoony adoration immortalized in clandestine letters one to the other with all the signatures torn through the base for the pages so no-one could identify the authors later. Their passion needed to remain concealed from their loved ones: they certainly were both ladies.
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. Read More