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Southern Baptist Sissies Review


Extraordinary

A filmed staging of Del Shores' provocative stage play, this movie is an engaging exploration of the point where religion and sexuality collide in the American South. It catches the same irreverent but honest tone as Shores' film Sordid Lives (and the accompanying TV series), digging deep beneath the surface to grapple with big issues all viewers can identify with.

Set in Texas, the story centres on Mark (Collins), who has grown up in a fiercely baptist family and is desperate to be a good Christian boy despite his growing awareness of his homosexuality. As his pastor (Newell Alexander) takes a hard line against same-sex desire, Mark identifies three other gay boys in his church group: TJ (Stratte-McClure) desperately wants to resist temptation, Benny (Belli) defiantly decides to be himself, and Andrew (Montgomery) has a dark crisis of faith. Commenting on all of this are two backslidden baptists, the boozy Odette (Dickey) and the chirpy queen Peanut (Jordan), who meet for drinks in a gay bar because no one will judge them there.

Since this is a stage production, the adept actors are able to play these four boys from about age 10 to 25, letting us follow each of their journeys as they struggle to find acceptance from their church, family and themselves. Mark particularly bristles against being called a "sissy", and the story explores homophobia in the culture that's both darkly understated and fiercely violent. Shores certainly never flinches in looking at every side of the issue, which sometimes makes the film feel a bit too all-encompassing. Thankfully, the actors adapt their performances for the cameras, bringing a subtle earthiness to their roles that lets the characters and situations spring vividly to life.

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"Bridegroom" Los Angeles Premiere

Newell Alexander, Rosemary Alexander, Ann Walker, Emerson Collins, Del Shores and Matthew Scott-Montgomery - "Bridegroom" Los Angeles Premiere Held at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 15th October 2013

Del Shores The Storyteller: 'My Sordid Life' - happy hour meet and greet held at the Union Trust Steakhouse

Del Shores Friday 19th June 2009 Del Shores The Storyteller: 'My Sordid Life' - happy hour meet and greet held at the Union Trust Steakhouse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

World Premiere of 'Sordid Lives: The Series' at the New World Stages

Del Shores and The New World - Del Shores and Olivia Newton-John New York City, USA - World Premiere of 'Sordid Lives: The Series' at the New World Stages Tuesday 15th July 2008

World Premiere of 'Sordid Lives: The Series' at the New World Stages

Del Shores and The New World Tuesday 15th July 2008 World Premiere of 'Sordid Lives: The Series' at the New World Stages New York City, USA

The Wilde Girls Review


Terrible
She's a single mom and staffer at the local pound. The other one's her put-upon daughter. But surprise, mom's a formerly huge rock star (and no one realizes it!!!) and the kid has dreams of being a musician too! Together they're The Wilde Girls, in a film that reminds us why Olivia Newton-John is best known for a movie made in 1978, not to mention countless VH-1 retrospectives. Kitsch is out, folks -- this movie is so corny (not to mention very badly lip-synced) that I can't begin to count its flaws. My favorite: the girl is "discovered" and dragged to Hollywood after one cover performance at her highschool talent show, where she is signed -- immediately -- to a seven-year contract. Not with those teeth, honey.
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