I could hear Gary watching television in the next room. It was s some period drama, with duchesses and arranged marriages and plummy English accents.
I was trying to work out what it was. The heroine’s name was Georgiana. ”Is it one of the Trollope novels?” I wondered. ”There’s no Georgiana in Austen, is there? Also ... why isn’t he inviting me in there? Why is he watching it alone .... oh! I know what it is.”
It was The Duchess. We saw it in the theatre when it came out in 2008, and I’m certain he’s forgotten all of it ... except for the lesbian love scene.
I came out to tease him. He denied watching it for the lesbian scene. “No! I just like this movie. But there are lesbians in it too?”
I rolled my eyes. After I walked away, I heard him say “Awesome!”