Rock Hudson's wife Phyllis Gates secretly recorded confronting him about whether he was gay.

In 1958, when Hudson was 32, Gates confronted the actor about his sexuality.

“You told me you saw thousands of butterflies and also snakes,” she told him, referring to a Rorschach test he had taken. “[A therapist] told me in my analysis that butterflies mean femininity and snakes represent the male penis. I'm not condemning you, but it seems that as long as you recognize your problem, you would want to do something about it.”

Gates added that Hudson took “great speed with me,” then asked, “Are you that fast with boys?”

“Well, it's a physical conjunction [sic],” he replied. “Boys don't fit. So, this is why it lasts longer.”

The conversation is part of a secret file released by the family of Detective Fred Otash, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

When Otash, a private detective who was hired to spy on many celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy, suddenly died of a heart attack, his executor locked the files away.

Hudson died in 1985 at the age of 59 and never publicly acknowledged that he was gay.