sordid lives: the series

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!

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 21, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    This series is FUNNY!
    It’s not just for gays, it helps straights see the
    light side of gay life, especially the senior
    audience. I have friends who have come out to
    their family by watching “Sordid Lives” with them.
    This show deals with the human condition in
    a delightfully wacky way.
    Do yourself a favor, get on the bandwagon,
    yu wont be sorry.

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  2. Anonymous August 24, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Hey thanks for the plug (google alerts brought me to your blog). I'm reposting something from my myspace blog myspace.com/sordid_lives so your readers can catch up on the show!

    NO NEW SORDID EPISODES AUG 27 & SEPT 3RD

    Dear Sordid fans —

    LOGO has just informed us that due to Labor day and people generally being on vacation the last 2 weeks of August, there will be no new episodes of "Sordid Lives: The Series" for the next two Wednesdays – August 27 & September 3rd. They are however re-running the hell out of the first five, so just go to:

    http://www.logoonline.com/shows/dyn/sordid_lives/episode.jhtml?episodeID=136073

    for all episode schedules.

    Then to really catch up, on September the 10th, there is a marathon of the first six episodes starting at 7:30 (EST) with a new episode at 10PM ("Call Waiting" which features a tour de force performance by Ann Walker). Six episodes in a row!!! I smell some viewing parties!

    Spread the word!

    xox
    Del Shores

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  3. Anonymous August 28, 2008 at 4:23 am

    Hi Del,
    I was wondering about the SOUTHERN
    BAPTIST SISSIES movie that is suppose to be made. Is that still a go? And will Delta Burke be in it?
    Thanks much and CONGRATS on the tv show!
    Lisa

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  4. kcbelles September 26, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    So cool – I didn’t realize there was a movie first. I caught a few episodes by accident, and my partner came out to find out why I was laughing so hard. Now she’s into it, too. Gotta go find the movie, now….

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