Brett and I are fans of the Sordid Lives movie. We first saw it while on a cruise several years back. We immediately bought it when we returned home. A few New Year’s back we hosted a Sordid New Year’s Eve party and screened the film. It turned out to be a blast.
If you are not familiar with the movie, it is about a young gay man who returns to rural Texas from West Hollywood to attend his grandmother’s funeral. He is coming out and deals with a dysfunctional, amusing family. Olivia Newton John, Delta Burke and Leslie Jordan (Beverly Leslie from Will and Grace) starred in the movie along with a pretty funny cast.
Logo cablenetwork is currently airing Sordid Lives: the Series based on the movie and has been showing it over the past three weeks. It is a prequel to the movie and sets the stage for how Brother Boy ended up in the psych ward and his grandmother died tripping over her lover’s wooden leg in a cheap motel room. (Rue McClanahan from the Golden Girls is the grandmother in this series.) Oops… I don’t want to spoil the series if you haven’t watched it yet.
Last night’s episode was a hoot. I love Sissy, the big haired gossip, who is always smoking a cigarette. She’s in the center of the pic I posted with this entry. Last night she shot and killed a trespassing goat and then tried to make it appear to be an accident by repeatedly running over it with her car. I know that is highly inappropriate but was funny as hell.
I also like that they took Olivia Newton John’s part and made her a major character. She didn’t have much of a part in the original movie. I forgot how well she can act. She does a great job as a Texas roadhouse country western singer.
Watch or record Sordid Lives on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. on Logo. You won’t regret it. Be prepared to laugh you’re a** off!