You should know (and I'm ashamed to admit this) that I'm totally into chick flicks and Hugh Grant is one of my favorite actors. So, when "Music and Lyrics" came out at the theater, I wanted to go. I asked a female friend of mine to go with me and she reluctantly agreed. (She's more into action or horror movies.) So, we get to the theater and there's a total of two guys at the entire movie; me and an older, married gentleman. There's about a hundred or so women.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and when it was over, I went to the men's room. While in there, I saw the other married gentleman. He looked at me and said, "Man, what the hell was that? My wife made me come see this movie. It was the gayest thing I've ever seen." I shook my head in agreement and, in my manliest voice replied, "Yeah, I know whatcha mean. My girlfriend made me come and I feel so emasculated, I don't even think I can have sex with her tonight." We both laughed and talked about women and their stupid chick flicks.
Well, unbeknowst to me, at the very same moment, in the ladies room, my friend and the guy's wife were having a similiar conversation. It went something like this...
My friend: You know, that wasn't a bad movie.
Guy's wife: Yeah, I liked it. I made my husband come see it with me. I don't think he liked it, though.
My friend: Well, my date dragged me here. He's so silly, he loves Hugh Grant. But, it turned out to not be so bad.
So, anyway, we all exit our respective restrooms at the same time and meet up in the lobby. To my horror, the guy's wife looks at us and says, "Hey, honey. She (my date) says he (me) dragged her here to see the movie. Why can't you be more like him?" Then the girls had a good laugh. The guy gives me a disgusted look and I just look at my friend and say, "Let's get outta here quick!" I grabbed her hand and ran out the door with her. I never felt so embarrassed in all my life.
The next day, I was telling a male friend at work about the seeing the movie. First thing he said was, "Oh, some girl made you go see it, huh? Hope you got lucky for that kind of sacrifice" I thought about it for a second and said, "Yeah...dumb broads. I nailed her good, though."
It's not easy being a Hugh Grant fan, but I'm hoping his new bad attitude will make it more acceptable for guys like me to like Hugh.