When Oscar Wilde said we are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars, I suspect, like all his observations, there is more than one meaning intended. For example, Wilde didn't assume there were people in life deserving of lofty position by right of birth.
What a nightmare , he thinks, two ex-girlfriends turn up on my last bachelor night to exact their revenge and no-one suspects because everyone thinks they're lapdancers. But he's caught on to their devious plan and a gas explosion settles it. 'Did you know them?', cop asks. 'Old flames,' he answers.