BENCHWORK is another of the L.A. Stories that is outside the dance/performance milieu. My heroine (Charlene) is an OB/GYN who’s fed up with trying to find a boyfriend - let alone a husband - and is Taking Steps to have a baby on her own.
When she gets stood up for a coffee date, she decides to be a grown-up and just enjoy her afternoon off. Then a handsome stranger sits down next to her, and turns out to be … nice? Interesting? And did I mention handsome?
Juan is a little … surprised … when Charlene tells him she might be propositioning him. But he always wanted kids. He would have had them by now if not for the traffic accident that took his wife. So, since he likes Charlene at least as much as she likes him … why not see what happens?