NEW YORK – April 29, 2020 – NowThis, the #1 global news brand on mobile, announced the release of its co-produced documentary A Secret Love.
A Secret Love tells an incredible love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, whose relationship spans nearly seven decades. 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. Directed by Chris Bolan and produced by Alexa L. Fogel, Brendan Mason and Ryan Murphy. The Film is executive produced by Blumhouse, and in association with NowThis.
A Secret Love is the fourth feature-length documentary produced by NowThis and the second to air in 2020. With a growing originals division, NowThis is producing innovative, in-depth content that focuses on the issues important to young audiences, including LGBTQ equality, gun safety, and immigration.
NowThis is the # 1 mobile news publisher in the world. They have a singular mission: to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world. By providing insightful context from a youth perspective, NowThis has revolutionized how news is delivered today. Launched in 2012, NowThis’ entertaining, inspiring and informative videos are created for a mobile generation and receive 2.5 billion monthly views. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media.