For decades, the women lived in the Chicago area and worked at the same interior design company, telling people they were "cousins" or "roommates" who lived together to split the rent. They eventually came out as gay to their families in , six decades after they first got together. Their enduring, enviable romance is the subject of Netflix documentary "A Secret Love" now streaming , directed by Donahue's great-nephew Chris Bolan. Living in Chicago in the '40s and '50s, they largely steered clear of gay bars, where women could be arrested during regular police raids if they weren't wearing at least three items of women's clothing. People thought to be gay or lesbian would also have their names published in newspapers, leading to divorces, firings from jobs, and sometimes suicide. Bolan says many of his family members suspected Donahue and Henschel were a couple and asked them point-blank "Are you gay?
Haven Review - IGN
For five days in Palm Springs, Arwa Mahdawi entered an alternate reality where gay women celebrate each other with pool parties, dancing and debauchery. Everywhere you look, lesbians are smiling, drinking, dancing, kissing. There are a few men around — staff working the event and guys who have been dragged along by lesbian friends — but they are hard to spot. The party is named after the Dinah Shore golf tournament, started in by the eponymous entertainer. A sapphic scene sprouted up around the golf tournament, and the Dinah was born. Today, nobody is here for the golf. No one is here for the DJs, comedians or YouTube stars performing either.
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Which is weird, because it's definitely not the story the film tells as it shifts back and forth largely seamlessly between two timelines. In the first, Jake Davis Russell Crowe , a Pulitzer-winning novelist, loses his wife in a car accident. He was driving, and they were having an argument related to his years-ago infidelity, and their young daughter Katie skillfully played by Kylie Rogers was in the back seat.