Hugh, Drew, and the RomCom Crew

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In the opening scene of Music and Lyrics, we are treated to a masterful parody of an 80’s music video, featuring Hugh Grant as one of the lead singers. I laughed the whole time because it captured British New Wave music perfectly with the boppy synthesizers, the Flock of Seagulls haircuts, the Duran Duran cheesy story and acting, the Haircut 100 picture book world, the ABC lounge lizard vocals, and even a little Wham homoeroticism sprinkled throughout. It brought me back to junior high school dances, and high school angst. Although by high school, I was well into edgier stuff like punk and ska. Continue reading Hugh, Drew, and the RomCom Crew