The Del Shores movie Sordid Lives is making it mini series debut in the fall of this year on LOGO (source: Brian Juergens' blog). A black comedy about white trash, as three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives" as they find out they're all connected... whether they like it or not!
Writer-director Del Shores serves up a heaping helping of Southern-fried comic melodrama in this adaptation of his own play about infidelity, country & western music, and Airstream trailers. When their sister dies, Latrelle (Bonnie Bedelia), LaVonda (Ann Walker), and Sissy (Beth Grant) plan her funeral -- an unenviable task, considering that they must carefully hide the deceased's affair with amputee G.W. (Beau Bridges) from his wife, the vindictive Noleta (Delta Burke). Meanwhile, the trio has to come to terms with two cases of sexual orientation: Latrelle's openly gay soap-opera star son Ty (Kirk Geiger), whose sexuality she continues to deny; and their only brother, Boy (Leslie Jordan), who's serving a sentence in a mental ward for his adamant belief that he is actually country & western legend Tammy Wynette. Playing an aspiring singer-songwriter, Olivia Newton-John turns up to provide the film with the occasional musical interlude.Some of the cast of the new series includes Wyatt Earp III and Jason Dottley and Dale Dickey all from Southern Baptist Sissies fame which is also being turned into a series to debut in 2009. We will also see the return of gay jazz and gospel singer Levi Kreis who appeared on the fourth season of The Apprentice, Kiss The Bride (2007), Days of Our Lives, Young and The Restless, amongst many other cameo appearances and and actual characters within.
~ Michael Hastings, All Movie Guide
A synopsis video of SORDID LIVES with the infamous end bumper at the 6:15 mark of the video (warning: scene with fully fleshed woman's breasts, and no Battle Ready Armor!)
Life From The Left Coast's Ben Patrick Johnson introduces Levi @ PRIDE Fest
Levi's video for "We're Okay" from his album The Gospel According To Levi (2007)
And now pardon me for a moment while my inner baptist black woman goes to church as hottie Eric Himan (pic to right) and Levi Kreis perform "Son Of A Preacher Man" at the Eighth International Gay Games in Chicago Illinois back in like 2006.
Here is a video interview with Levi and his partner Greg Weaver @ the debut of Kissing The Bride:
F6 EDITOR'S UPDATE: SORDID LIVES THE SERIES
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