Shores' 2001 cult hit film Sordid Lives is moving to
the small screen this summer. Sordid Lives: The Series is set
to premiere July 23rd on cable channel Logo.
the outrageous story of the Ingram family – Texas white trash –
as they shatter Southern notions of family and unconditional love.
Peggy Ingram, her chain-smoking sister Sissy and daughters, Latrelle
and LaVonda, are living in Winters, Texas. Latrelle is the good
daughter, while LaVonda is the wild child. Peggy's son, “Brother
Boy,” who has lived his life dressed-up as Tammy Wynette, is locked
up in a mental institution where he “recovers”from a bad case of
“homosexualism” and a touch of transvestitism.
son Ty is an actor living in Los Angeles where he is struggling to
come out to his Republican Southern Baptist family.
Del Shores has written twelve episodes for the first season and will
executive produce the series. The series is set as a prequel to the
movie – before the death of matriarch Peggy Ingram.
producer Stan Brooks told Variety,
“It's Steel Magnolias
from the wickedest gay perspective.”
Sordid Lives: The Series
features an all-star cast including Grammy Award winner Olivia
reprising her role as town bar singer Bitsy Mae Harling and Emmy
Award winner Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace)
as “Brother Boy.” Rue McClanahan (Golden Girls)
will star as matriarch Peggy Ingram.
season guest star cameos include Margaret Cho, Candis Cayne, and
Carson Kressley as Ty's therapists.
Sordid Lives: The Series is
an all-star cast of eccentric
characters in a story of unconditional love. Premiering July 23rd
on cable channel Logo.