You're right, of course. It's all chacun a son gout after all. I and my companion (one M and one F) were taken aback early when the shop owner said some extremely sexist/offensive things about the young woman working in the shop - and our hero did not protest. Later, when he meets his first 'conquest', to us - a minority - he seemed rude and disinterested. We know that (at least onstage and in films) the woman always loves the bad boy - though to us he seemed less bad than lumpy and contrary. And in a sidelight, when the young woman comes to ask if she can stay - and has her clothes etc in a laundry basket after fleeing her boy friend - why is everything perfectly folded and arranged. Inquiring minds want to know! And why did she just stand in the doorway. And why did the woman in the bedroom stay there, where she obviously could have heard everything, rather than at least pop a head out? Didn't feel this was Letts strongest writing, and not strongest cast he has had fro a play in NY. Or director.