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The woman who fell in love with a gay man

by Staff writer



A woman who had her heart broken when her boyfriend came out as gay has turned her pain into a feature-length documentary about others in the same position.


Monica Davidson is quite open about her heartache over falling in love with a gay man - and she is now determined to chronicle the plight of other straight women who have wandered down the same lane.

In fact, the 46-year-old from Sydney is almost ready to debut her own film about it which is over a decade in the making.

'The funny thing about women falling in love with gay men, is that the woman has always been painted as a bit of an idiot,' Monica told FEMAIL.

'People ask: "How could she not have have known?" and women have really tortured themselves over that.'



Monica Davidson (pictured) is quite open about her heartache over falling in love with a gay man - and she is now determined to chronicle the plight of other straight women who have wandered down the same lane.

Downcast when her in-the-closet boyfriend dumped her as an impressionable 20-year-old, the mother-of-three says ladies in the same boat are often the subject of ridicule, rather than pity.

'Because he wasn't out publicly I then had to say he didn't love me, but it wasn't true, he just didn't love me in that way,' Monica explained.

'I bore the brunt of that and I carried it on my 20-year-old shoulders.'

She describes herself as a fierce advocate for gay equality in Australia but is hell-bent on sharing the unsung story of the straight women who are the gays' 'staunchest allies'.

Monica has spent the past 12 years funding and creating a documentary called 'Handbag' which she says celebrates and shines a light on the straight, female support network for the LGBTQ community.

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Credit: The Daily Mail

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