Sordid Lives

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Sordid Lives is a 2000 American independent romantic comedy film written and directed by Del Shores.[1] The film tells the story of a Texas family coming together in the aftermath of the matriarch's death. The screenplay is based on the award-winning 1996 play of the same name by Shores.[2] According to the director's commentary DVD extra feature, it includes elements of his life.[citation needed]

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Sordid Lives
Directed byDel Shores
Written byDel Shores
Produced bySharyn Lane
Victoria Alonso
Max Civon
J. Todd Harris
StarringBonnie Bedelia
Delta Burke
Leslie Jordan
Beau Bridges
Olivia Newton-John
CinematographyMax Civon
Edited byEd Marx
Music byGeorge S. Clinton
Daly-Harris Productions
Davis Entertainment Classics
Sordid Lives LLC
Distributed byRegent Releasing
Release date
  • May 25, 2000 (2000-05-25)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,010,000

Sordid Lives received mixed reviews from mainstream audiences, but became a cult classic with LGBT fans, particularly in the South.[citation needed] The film was followed by the 2008 television series Sordid Lives: The Series and the 2017 film A Very Sordid Wedding.