Del Shores is best known for his 2001 cult-classic film turned TV series“Sordid Lives”. Shores’ other works include his GLAAD award-winning play “Southern Baptist Sissies”; Ovation and Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle award-winning play turned film “The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife”; MGM’s 1990 classic “Daddy’s Dyin’… Who’s Got the Will?”; and his 2010 hit play“Yellow” which won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award in 2011 for Best Production of the Year.
With “Del Shores My Sordid Life”, he turns the table sharing real-life stories that have inspired his writing- and more! Yes, there was a man with two wooden legs, but did his grandmother trip over them and die while having a sordid affair? Did his mother really ask, “What exactly do you do… when you’re gay?” (“Sordid Lives”)? Were prayers really answered and a matching vein found in a vein bank in Baton Rouge to replace his Uncle Humpty’s collapsed one? (“Southern Baptist Sissies”) What relative really shot a policeman in the “saliva gland” and shoulder (“Trailer Trash Housewife”)? What was his aunt’s reaction to seeing herself as the multi-married bar-singer Evalita in “Daddy’s Dyin’”?
Truth and fiction are finally separated and the result is absolute, side-splitting hilarity!
“Del Shores: My Sordid Life” was filmed in Los Angeles in January, 2001, and captures Del’s one-man show which toured 30 U.S. cities in 2009 and 2010. Available for the first time, this DVD also includes special behind-the-scenes features, including a peak inside Del’s dressing room with stars from his plays, movies and television shows. Look for Leslie Jordan, Beau Bridges, Ann Walker, Rosemary Alexander, Jason Dottley, Emerson Collins, Newell Alexander, Debby Holiday and others!!
The Column, Dallas wrote “Del Shores is so engaging. It’s like having lunch with a close personal friend.” Now you can own the DVD… autographed by Del Shores himself!