Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sordid Lives

2000 American Feature

Cast: Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Beth Grant, Leslie Jordan, Kirk Geiger, Newell Alexander, Mary-Margaret Lewis and Rosemary Alexander
Writer/Director: Del Shores, based on his play

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for the funeral of their Grandma Peggy, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truths of their sordid lives.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 37% / Audience: 85%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 47% / Audience: 9.1%
  • OMG rating: 5/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Award for Best Feature.
  • L.A. Outfest Audience Award for Outstanding Soundtrack.
  • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.

  • Del Shores' play Sordid Lives debuted in 1996 in Los Angeles, winning 14 Drama League Awards. Shores has said that the play includes elements from his life. The film contains many of the original actors from the stage production.
  • In 2008, Sordid Lives: The Series aired for one season on Logo TV. Set prior to the events of the play and movie, the series starred several cast members from the film, including Bonnie Bedelia, Beth Grant, Leslie Jordan and Olivia Newton-John. New cast members included Jason Dottley (Del Shores' then-husband), Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rhea and David Steen.

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