Sordid Lives(Movie, 2000)

1h 51min | Genre: Comedy
Sordid LivesRating: 3.6/5 (with 13 votes)
Sordid Lives is a 2000 American independent romantic comedy film written and directed by Del Shores. The film is based on Shores' play of the same name and includes elements of his life, according to the director's DVD commentary. The film was followed by the 2008 television series Sordid Lives: The Series. The original stage play premiered in Los Angeles on May 11, 1996, and ultimately won 14 Drama-Logue Awards. The film met with mixed reviews from mainstream audiences but became a cult classic with LGBT fans, particularly in the South. The movie tells the story of a Texas family coming together in the aftermath of the matriarch's death. To keep the stories going, Viacom's new station Logo produced 12 episodes of Sordid Lives: The Series. The television version begins at a point before that covered in the film, with Rue McClanahan as the mother, Peggy Ingram. Many of the film cast returned, including Leslie Jordan and Olivia Newton-John. Caroline Rhea replaced ()
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About Sordid Lives

"Sordid Lives" is about a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed as Tammy Wynette, the sister and her best friend (who live in delightfully kitschy homes), and the two daughters (one strait-laced and one quite a bit looser).

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 4 languages: English (EN), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Dutch (NL)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/31/2000 (World premiere: 05/25/2000)

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