Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Two Dudes on a Couch Watch a Rom-Com Together

As published in GatherDC

“Zoey Deutch is the next America’s Sweetheart,” says Maxwell about the lead actress in the romantic comedy “Set It Up” he and I began watching together three minutes earlier on this Saturday afternoon.

I type his quote in the Google Doc I’m note-taking on. The Doc saves offline since I didn’t connect to Maxwell’s Wi-Fi because it’s Shabbat, I tell myself, and not because I am too lazy to find the password on his router.

We—two 34-year-old dudes, each obsessed with his own physique—are sitting on Maxwell’s black leather couch in front of his new 65-inch LED television, holding cans of Summer Solstice by Anderson Valley Brewing Company, in his apartment in Logan Circle he shares with his wife. There is no dog here. There isn’t even a cat. And, his wife is at work. It’s just two dudes on a couch watching a rom-com together. Keep reading Two Dudes on a Couch Watch a Rom-Com Together...


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2 comments:

Dad said...

Although I do not plan on watching the rom-com movie that you write about, I found your story so engrossing that I almost decided to watch the movie. That is going a long way for me who loves action-adventure-chaos movies.

Benjamin Rubenstein said...

"CHAOS," a new movie genre! Thank you, Dad.