The ⁣Short-Lived Chicago Film Career of Mary MacLane

In the one movie she made in Chicago, the openly bisexual author-actress "bares her very soul."

In February 1918, openly bisexual author Mary MacLane starred in the silent movie Men Who Have Made Love to Me, released by Chicago’s Essanay Studios.⁣

Mary MacLane wrote her first book, The Story of Mary MacLane, at age 19. Shocking, confessional, and banned in some cities, her diary-like book sold extremely well, over 100,000 copies in the first month alone.⁣