Maria, 53, and Sarah, 44, met at an 80s night in 2002. They live in San Francisco with their daughters and a feral cat
In January 2002, Maria was working as a producer in San Francisco on a short film called Raised By Drag Queens. “At our wrap party, a group of us talked about going 80s dancing,” she remembers. She thought that one of the assistants, Erin, was cute, so she asked her to join them as her date. “Erin invited a bunch of friends and housemates along, too,” she says. “It was a gentle way to say she wasn’t interested.”
Among Erin’s friends was Sarah, who was working as an actor. “I went to college with Erin near San Francisco, but I hadn’t long moved back to the area and wanted to get to know new people,” she says.