Sordid LivesDirector: Del Shores,
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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.
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- Wolfe Video
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- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Newell Alexander||Wardell Owens|
|Rosemary Alexander||Dr. Eve Bollinger|
|Bonnie Bedelia||Latrelle Williamson|
|Beau Bridges||G. W. Nethercott|
|Earl Bullock||Ty Williamson|
|Delta Burke||Noleta Nethercott|
|Kirk Geiger||Ty Williamson|
|Beth Grant||Sissy Hickey|
|Sarah Hunley||Juanita Bartlett|
|Leslie Jordan||Brother Boy "Earl" Ingram|
|Olivia Newton-John||Bitsy Mae Harling|
|Ann Walker||LaVonda Dupree|
|Mary Margaret Lewis||Actor|
|Paula Avazian||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gail Carroll-Coe||Sound/Sound Designer|
|George S. Clinton||Score Composer|
|Steve Cubine||Art Director,Associate Producer,Production Designer|
|Monica Deeter||Associate Producer|
|James Echerd||Associate Producer,Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Robert Gravenor||Sound/Sound Designer|
|J. Todd Harris||Producer|
|Scott J. Jones||Co-producer|
|Jourdan E. Krauss||Associate Producer|
|William Edward Phipps||Co-producer|
|Linda Katzen Swartz||Co-producer|
|Brian Terwilliger||Asst. Director|
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
Interviews with Del Shores
Interviews with the Actors
New Sordid Trailer
Trailers for New Wolfe Movies
I Am Divine
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Simply put, a great movie! Outstanding. I need not say anymore.
Hilarious. The characters are the epitome of their stereotypes. This movie is a must. Certainly, in my top 5 list for funniest movies of all time.
I saw this in Palm Springs it is said to be the only place it is playing but we cannot figure out why. It is a greaT ADULT COMEDY AND I SAW IT TWICE IN ONE WEEK.Others in theatre had seen it 5 to 7 times.The nudity scene is done tastefully.It relates to a lot of families who are not always proud of their relatives.I would see it again.
I saw this movie about 2 years ago in a film festival and I had tried for 2 years to get it back to my area. It finally came back and again the theater was laughing so hard that you couldn't hear the entire thing. Fantastic funny moveie.
This is one of the most hysterical films ever made. The more you watch it, the funnier it gets. You'll be quoting lines from this one forever. Worth it to have in your DVD library. It's a must see.
I saw this film a year ago in Palm Springs - where it is still playing at least twice a day - and it is the funniest film I've seen in ages. You can't help but laugh out loud. Well written, well acted, and well directed. It's too bad it is overlooked. The local video rental and purchase places have never heard of it. Everyone needs to see this film!!!
IF YOU LIKE CULT MOVIES THIS WILL REPLACE YOUR LAST ONE, IT IS THE ALL TIME BEST!
This movie is the most enjoyable film I've seen in a long time, and gets funnier and funnier each time seen.
A great film which for some reason has been pretty much ignored by the rest of the country while achieving full cult status in Palm Springs. It has been elevated to the level of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Beach Blanket Babylon here in the desert; it's the one thing you have to take each of your out-of-town visitors to see. It's poignantly acted and riotously funny. I'm waiting for Del Shores to do another film...and when he does, I'll be first in line. Don't miss Sordid Lives or you'll hate yourself in the morning.
The best comedy I have ever seen. There's no lull in the humor, you can hardley catch your breath between bursts of laughter!
''Sordid Lives'' made me laugh so hard I had tears on my face. Hours after seeing it, I was still laughing about lines from this movie. Today I went online and purchased it since no video stores in my area had it. I plan to watch it MANY times and invite people to watch it with me. Being a southern woman, I have relatives exactly like every character in this movie -- which made me howl with laughter!