“The Turkish Bath” is another film directed by Ferzan Ozpetek and also has a common theme, which is men exploring their sexuality. Another parallel between the two films is that the wives play an important role. In “His Secret Life”, the wife had to deal with her husband’s death and the fact that he was bisexual within a few days. In “The Turkish Bath”, the wife named Marta, dealt with the fact that her husband was bisexual and then had to deal with his death towards the end of the film. The two women in these films had to come to terms with not only having lost their husbands, but also finding out about their sexuality and coming to terms with it.
— A picture from a scene in “The Turkish Bath” with Marta’s husband on the right.