Sordid Lives

1 hr 51 min | Comedy, Movies You Love | 2000

In this cult classic comedy from writer-director Del Shores, a gay West Hollywood actor returns home to his small Texas town for his grandmother’s funeral. As we meet the three generations of his dysfunctional family, the hilariously trashy truth of their “sordid lives” is revealed.

In this cult classic comedy from writer-director Del Shores, a gay West Hollywood actor returns home to his small Texas town for his grandmother’s funeral. As we meet the three generations of his dysfunctional family, the hilariously trashy truth of their “sordid lives” is revealed. Sordid Lives features an all-star ensemble cast, including Olivia Newton-John (Grease), Delta Burke (TV’s “Designing Women”), Bonnie Bedelia (TV’s “Parenthood”), Beau Bridges (TV’s “Masters of Sex”) and Leslie Jordan (The Help) as the Tammy Wynette-obsessed institutionalized gay uncle, Brother Boy. The soundtrack features such country standards as “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Stand by Your Man,” and “Get off the Cross, We Need the Wood.” Based on a long-running hit play by Del Shores, Sordid Lives became a hit movie where it had a record-setting 96-week run at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs. On the festival circuit, it garnered numerous awards, including Best Feature awards at the Austin and Philadelphia LGBT Film Festivals, and Best Feature and Best Actor: Leslie Jordan awards at the New York Independent Film Festival.

Details

Actor
Olivia Newton-John, Kirk Geiger, Sarah Hunley, Newell Alexander, Beau Bridges, Earl Houston Bullock, Beth Grant, Delta Burke, Leslie Jordan, Mitch Carter, Bonnie Bedelia, Sharron Alexis, Ann Walker, Mary Margaret Lewis, Rosemary Alexander, Lorna Scott, Dale Dickey
Director
Del Shores
Writer
Del Shores
Producer
Victoria Alonso, Max Civon, J. Todd Harris, Sharyn Lane
Cinematographer
Max Civon
Editor
Ed Marx
designer
Steve Cubine