A Secret Love

A Secret Love

A Secret Love

Spanning seven decades, this Netflix documentary portraits two women in love who have constantly broken social conventions in order to be together and live their best lives.

Terry played in the women’s professional baseball league, inspiring the hit movie A League of Their Own. But the film did not tell the real-life story of the women who remained closeted for most of their lives. This documentary follows Terry and Pat back to when they met for the first time, through their professional lives in Chicago, coming out to their conservative families and grappling with whether or not to get married. Facing the hardships of aging and illness, their love proves resilient as they enter the home stretch. 

202083 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

Teary as the present-day drama is, “A Secret Love” is most moving as it collects the keepsakes of a love that was secret to some, shared with many, and completely open to the lovers themselves.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fans of queer cinema, A League of Their Own or just good old-fashioned love stories will find much to celebrate in A Secret Love, including a profound wedding scene that rivals any of the nuptials in cinematic history.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Everyone who sees this film will have their own favorite moments. I have two...

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

In the end, this is a love-conquers-all story, with everything taking a backseat when Terry and Pat exchange rings in front of a teary-eyed crowd and witness both the culture and law finally catch up with their needs and desires, albeit belatedly.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

It is unfortunately all too rare for young LGBTQ people to interact with their elders, and “A Secret Love” provides a precious example of a committed long-term queer relationship, as well as a vital record of how different things were way back when.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

press

The film beautifully illustrates each of their spirits: the sweet and bubbly Terry, always ready with a signed baseball card, and the stern and protective Pat, who only lets her guard down under duress, but wrote pages of love poems to Terry, and still asks for a morning kiss from her love.

Variety

Variety

press

Teary as the present-day drama is, “A Secret Love” is most moving as it collects the keepsakes of a love that was secret to some, shared with many, and completely open to the lovers themselves.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fans of queer cinema, A League of Their Own or just good old-fashioned love stories will find much to celebrate in A Secret Love, including a profound wedding scene that rivals any of the nuptials in cinematic history.

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Everyone who sees this film will have their own favorite moments. I have two...

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

In the end, this is a love-conquers-all story, with everything taking a backseat when Terry and Pat exchange rings in front of a teary-eyed crowd and witness both the culture and law finally catch up with their needs and desires, albeit belatedly.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

It is unfortunately all too rare for young LGBTQ people to interact with their elders, and “A Secret Love” provides a precious example of a committed long-term queer relationship, as well as a vital record of how different things were way back when.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

press

The film beautifully illustrates each of their spirits: the sweet and bubbly Terry, always ready with a signed baseball card, and the stern and protective Pat, who only lets her guard down under duress, but wrote pages of love poems to Terry, and still asks for a morning kiss from her love.

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