Overheard when: 9:50pm on Saturday, December 3, 2011.
Overheard where: the sidewalk outside Landmark's E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW - Washington, DC [map]
Overheard who: a nondescript, brown-haired Caucasian woman in her early-to-mid-30s, speaking to her husband or boyfriend and another male friend as we all walked up the street after watching Steve McQueen's new film called SHAME. The film explores the sexual addiction of an insipid corporate drone who manifests his illness by having sex with prostitutes, stalking attractive married women on the subway, picking up women in swanky upscale bars and then fucking them under a nearby bridge, downloading oodles of outlandish porn on his work computer, not being able to form meaningful romantic relationships with interesting women, masturbating in the office bathroom several times a day, getting blow-jobs in a seedy all-male sex club, being emotionally unavailable to his needy, mentally-disturbed sister, who's finally driven to suicide by his indifference, etc. etc.
Overheard what: "I was thinking that the 'shame' might be that he's gay."