Get ready to return to Winters, Texas!
Sordid Lives, the cult classic “black comedy about white trash” is finally getting a sequel 16 years after it first premiered.
After raising almost $60,000 on Indiegogo, A Very Sordid Wedding, from writer-director Del Shores, will have its world premiere March 10 at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA— the same theater where Sordid Lives achieved cult status by playing for 96 weeks.
A limited theatrical release will follow the March premiere including screenings in New York, L.A., San Francisco and other cities around the country.
The sequel will take viewers back to the small conservative Texas town during the weeks following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality in 2015.
AVSW PREMIERE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!Palm Springs! March 10th! https://t.co/EyXSRL0e9e pic.twitter.com/vH5YSLDXyp— Del Shores (@DelShores) February 5, 2017
This isn’t the first time that Sordid Lives has been resurrected. A TV series featuring the characters from the film aired for one season on Logo back in 2008.
Bonnie Bedelia, Caroline Rhea and Leslie Jordan are just three of the 32(!) cast members in the sequel. No word yet if Olivia Newton-John will return as Bitsy Mae Harling.
“Not a day goes by where someone doesn’t write me asking me for more Sordid Lives,” Shores said in a statement. “So many of my LGBTQ fans, of all ages, have come out to their folks by showing them Sordid Lives because the humor helped them share their own story. I am excited to bring my characters up to July 2015, where they are hit with the reality of Texas having full equality.”
Click here to purchase tickets to the world premiere in Palm Springs.