Sordid Lives

Sordid Lives

U.S.
2000
111 minutes
Del Shores

Based on a long-running hit play by Del Shores, the film version of “Sordid Lives” — a Q Classic now celebrating its 20th anniversary — played for a record-setting 96 weeks at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs. In this cult-classic comedy, Ty (Kirk Giger), a gay Hollywood actor, returns home to his small Texas town for his grandmother’s funeral. As the three generations of his dysfunctional family come together, the hilariously trashy truth of their “sordid lives” is revealed. The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Olivia Newton-John (“Grease”), Delta Burke (“Designing Women”), Bonnie Bedelia (TV’s “Parenthood”), and Beau Bridges (“Masters of Sex”), but the true show-stealer is Leslie Jordan (“The Help”) as Brother Boy, Ty’s institutionalized, Tammy Wynette-obsessed gay uncle.

With a conversation between Cinema St. Louis artistic director Chris Clark and director Del Shores.

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U.S.
English
2019
18 minutes
Yousef Kazemi

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