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Sordid Lives

I have been glued to my DVR, but what else is new? This week Logo ran a mini marathon of Sordid Lives: The Series, and let me tell you, it is the most white trash fun you’ll have outside of an episode of Tool Academy. I have to admit, I have never seen the series before this marathon and never got to watch the movie, but the plot was easy to catch up on and the laughs come fast and furious so I didn’t feel left out one bit.

Let’s run down the cast, it is a gay boy’s dream. We have Olivia Newton-John, Rue Mclanahan, Bonnie Bedelia, Caroline Rhea, and that short man who played Karen’s nemesis on Will & Grace. Every episode I watched was filled with boozing, pill popping, cigarette smoking, adultery, and hair teased within an inch of its life. These women in small town Texas really do live sordid lives! Especially sordid is how far from grace old Rue has fallen since her 80s television hay day, but thems the breaks.

Even though the show only last a few seasons, Sordid Lives: The Series needs to be experienced. The plotting and pace of the show may be uneven, and there are definitely a few story lines featured that could be nixed, it is always funny and outrageous. I pray to deity that Logo either airs more episodes soon or it’s somewhere to be found on DVD.