Sordid tales – ‘Sordid Lives’ goes from stage to screen – Brief Article
Del Shores may forever be known as the man who trashed the Grease-y image of Olivia Newton-John. For the film version of his semiautobiographical comedic coming-out play, Sordid Lives, due next year, he’s adorned his star in tattoos and coiffed her in edgy trailer-trash bleached hair. “And she’s a Texan,” squeals Shores, who also saw his hit comedy Daddy’s Dyin’… Who’s Got the Will? make the screen in 1990. Sordid Lives boasts another shock: the film debut of former Designing Women diva Delta Burke; she plays a scorned domestic goddess. “My upper arms are showing for the first time anywhere,” she says, cooling off in her air-conditioned trailer. “I don’t ever show the upper arms. Obviously, I wanted to do this very much.” Now there’s a commitment to the work.
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