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Subject: Sordid Lives Movie & TV Series
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 4:53 PM ET
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I just watched the black comedy Sordid Lives last night--I  LOVED it.  It was so campy and it was set in my area and I could so relate to the characters.  I found out that there is also a tv series, but it is only broadcast in Canada--Netflix doesn't even have it ;(  It is produced by a company I've never heard of before--LOGO--all GLBTQ programming.  They have an awesome website, but only clips, no full episodes of anything (that I found.)  Olivia Newton-John is good in the show, as well as Delta Burke and Beau Bridges. 

Oh, I guess I should say what the show/series is about- and how it fits into this forum.  The "narrarator" is a gay man who is afraid to come out to his wacky Texas family (who already know he's gay).  He has an uncle who has been institutionalized for 20+ years for "gay rehab"--he does shows for the mental institution residents as Tammy Wynette.  The show starts as everyone is preparing for a funeral for Peggy, who died from tripping over her adulterous lover's wooden legs and hitting her head on a seedy motel's sink.  Yeah, it sounds crazy, and it is...

Here's a link to the LOGO website.  Great stuff....

http://www.logoonline.com/index.jhtml

 

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 8:14 PM ET
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Love, love, LOVE the TV series... haven't seen the movie. The show absolutely cracks me the hell up.

(It isn't just broadcast in Canada, btw. We get it here in East Jesus, VA via DirectTv.)

Not wild about LOGO in general though, they rarely have anything on that even remotely interests me.

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Date Posted: 1/26/2009 10:35 PM ET
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Ah,  so it is broadcast in the US!  I see that the show is fairly new--I'm keeping an eye up for season 1 DVD.

I didn't really check out LOGO very thoroughly---I just didn't even know it existed.

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 9:21 AM ET
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I think the LOGO channel has been around for a couple years now.  I've never had extended cable, though, so don't know anything about its programming.  Sounds like a fun show!