Cult hit “Sordid Lives” to be released on Blu-ray and digital platforms

Cult hit movie “Sordid Lives” will finally see a Blu-Ray release on September 30th.

Plus, on August 29th, the flick will be available on digital platforms like iTunes and WolfeOnDemand:

From WolfeOnDemand:

In this cult classic comedy from writer-director Del Shores, a gay West Hollywood actor returns home to his small Texas town for his grandmother’s funeral. As we meet the three generations of his dysfunctional family, the hilariously trashy truth of their “sordid lives” is revealed.

Sordid Lives features an all-star ensemble cast, including Olivia Newton-John (Grease), Delta Burke (TV’s “Designing Women”), Bonnie Bedelia (TV’s “Parenthood”), Beau Bridges (TV’s “Masters of Sex”) and Leslie Jordan (The Help) as the Tammy Wynette-obsessed institutionalized gay uncle, Brother Boy. The soundtrack features such country standards as “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Stand by Your Man,” and “Get off the Cross, We Need the Wood.”

Based on a long-running hit play by Del Shores, SORDID LIVES became a hit movie where it had a record-setting 96-week run at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs.

The movie became a TV series for LOGO TV in 2008 which ran for one hysterical season. Lack of payments to the parties involved led to lawsuits ending in Shores and cast being owed lots of money.

Big shame because it was a fun project.  “Sordid Lives: The Series” is available on DVD from Amazon.

Olivia Newton-John in “Sordid Lives”

(h/t Queerty)

Trailer: Southern Baptist Sissies to be released February 21

Southern Baptist Sissies is the live film of the GLAAD Award winning play by Del Shores.

In 2000, Del Shores wrote a play called Southern Baptist Sissies exposing the painful journey of growing up gay in a church that preaches it is a sin. It has been produced by over 30 theatre companies across the country, and won countless awards for Del’s productions and for other productions as well, including the GLAAD Award for Best Los Angeles theatre.

In 2006, a national tour starring Leslie Jordan, Dale Dickey and Delta Burke played to sold out houses across the country.

The film is a live production of the actual play. Del Shores updated the script and directed the play with multiple cameras in front of live audiences, and then filmed additional days for close-ups and coverage to make it so the final film feels as though it was shot in one live show with fifteen cameras.

The film will be released in select theaters February 21st.

Synopsis:
Southern Baptist Sissies is the story of four boys who are gay growing up in the Southern Baptist Church and how they each deal differently with the conflict between the teachings of the church and their sexuality.


“Del Shores – Naked. Sordid. Reality.”

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Del Shores, author/actor/humorist, joined us on The Candi & Randy Show to talk about his current 40 city tour of his new one-man show “Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality.”

As a playwright, Del cultivated his talents with award-winning runs of Daddy’s Dyin’…Who’s Got the Will?, Cheatin’, Sordid Lives, Southern Baptist Sissies, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife and Yellow.

On television, Del has written for several successful shows ranging from Dharma & Greg to Queer as Folk and of course the hugely popular Sordid Lives: The Series.

His new film, Blues For Willadean, stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), Beth Grant (The Artist) and Dale Dickey (True Blood).

Del
discusses his one-man show where he delves into not only his southern
upbringing, but topical issues like his current email relationships with
Kirk Cameron and
Newt Gingrich. Plus he shares the backstory on how Sordid Lives: The Series met it’s early, and undeserved, end.

For more about Del, visit his website: www.delshores.net

And find him on Facebook at: facebook.com/delshoresfanclub