Netflix’s heartfelt documentary explores the long-lasting love between two women that stayed into 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 towards the U.S. To relax and play baseball — in a skirt — for the now-famed All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Pat Henschel had been a sinewy farm kid from a turbulent home. They dropped in love, their swoony adoration immortalized in clandestine letters one to the other because of the signatures torn from the base of this pages so no body could later determine the writers. Their passion needed to remain hidden from their loved ones: these were both females.
Along with his victorious Netflix documentary A Secret Love, director Chris Bolan not just chronicles the 62 wonderful and heartbreaking years the set lived as partners while remaining closeted, but additionally focuses their experience within queer united states history, contextualizing their option to disguise their love from every person but good friends into the LGBTQ community. Continue reading