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Sordid Lives: The Series 

A prequel to the film of the same name, focusing on the exploits of an eccentric Texan family.


Del Shores




2008   Unknown  


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Series cast summary:
Beth Grant ...  Sissy Hickey 12 episodes, 2008
Rue McClanahan ...  Peggy Ingram 12 episodes, 2008
Caroline Rhea ...  Noleta Nethercott 12 episodes, 2008
Jason Dottley ...  Ty Williamson 12 episodes, 2008
David Steen ...  G.W. Nethercott 12 episodes, 2008
Ann Walker ...  LaVonda Dupree 12 episodes, 2008
Bonnie Bedelia ...  Latrelle Williamson 11 episodes, 2008
Olivia Newton-John ...  Bitsy Mae Harling 11 episodes, 2008
Newell Alexander ...  Wardell 'Bubba' Owens 11 episodes, 2008
Rosemary Alexander ...  Dr. Eve 11 episodes, 2008
David Cowgill ...  Odell Owens 11 episodes, 2008
Ted Detwiler Ted Detwiler ...  Jacob 11 episodes, 2008
Sarah Hunley ...  Juanita Bartlett 11 episodes, 2008
Leslie Jordan ...  Earl 'Brother Boy' Ingram 10 episodes, 2008
Sharron Alexis ...  Sara Kaufman 10 episodes, 2008
Mary Margaret Lewis ...  Ethel 8 episodes, 2008
Mitch Carter ...  Bumper 7 episodes, 2008
T. Ashanti Mozelle T. Ashanti Mozelle ...  Vegas 7 episodes, 2008
Craig Taggart ...  Craig Stephen Snow / ... 7 episodes, 2008
Dale Dickey ...  Glyndora Roberts 6 episodes, 2008
Lorna Scott ...  Vera Lisso 5 episodes, 2008
Robert Lewis Stephenson ...  Hunter / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Emerson Collins ...  Max 5 episodes, 2008
Bob Downs Bob Downs ...  Reverend Barnes 5 episodes, 2008
Sharon Garrison ...  Mrs. Barnes 5 episodes, 2008
Georgette Jones ...  Tammy Wynette 5 episodes, 2008
Chris Pudlo ...  Conroy 5 episodes, 2008
Joe Patrick Ward ...  Marshall 5 episodes, 2008


The story of Bible-thumping Baptists, beer-swilling bar trash and everyone in between in a small Texas town, contrasted with the appearance-driven world of Hollywood and the hysterical comedy and tender poignancy that come from learning to be yourself and love the family you have instead of the family you want. Written by fitzwilliam

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A black comedy about white trash!





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Release Date:

23 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Убогие жизни: Сериал See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Although the show was made for television, it was heavily censored when it was broadcast on Logo. The subsequent DVD and blu ray releases are uncut. See more »


Sissy Hickey: Now I am all for a few Valium every day, but I have never once lost consciousness before noon.
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Fabulous characterizations!!!
22 February 2011 | by enwaySee all my reviews

Shucks, I hadn't watched this since it appeared on LOGO a couple years ago (shame on that network for not renewing for another season!!!), but this weekend I had a good ole former Friend from Houston (now Iowa) up to visit, and he'd never even heard of it before. We;;, cue the DVD player!!! I have an autographed copy of the series, and we spent a day and a half just reveling in the superlative acting and the interplay of all the characters. My face hurts from all the laughing we engaged in, but it rekindled great memories of life in Texas.

Of particular merit, Beth Grant (Aunt Sissy), Ann Walker (Aunt LaVonda) and Rue McLanahan (Mama) really steal the show. Which isn't to say that everyone did a lousy job - far from it - but their performances really were Over The Top imho.

Think Southern Baptist Texans in a hard-drinking, pill-popping', cussin', adulterous spectacle and you have the basic premise of the series (AND the movie); saying anymore would amount to be giving away spoilers.

You won't be ready for this series, but once viewed, you will probably wind up being just as hooked as all us other fans :o)

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