This short documentary offers an intimate portrait of two women in their mid-sixties—one homosexual, the other heterosexual—whose love for one another and the music they create together transcends differences. Florence and Shirley's lifelong attachment is a heartwarming connection that defies categorization.
Ages 15 to 18
Diversity - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality
History and Citizenship Education - Civil Rights and Freedoms
This film focuses more on the platonic friendship that Shirley and Florence had rather than on the challenges that lesbians would have faced during this time period. Find out what the laws against homosexuality were at the time. Describe how Shirley and Florence were able to maintain their friendship over so many decades. What does this suggest about their individual characters and how they were able to overcome discrimination during these years?