Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Guess what? ‘Sordid Lives’ star says we’re a ‘cesspool of vi-i-ice!’ We’ve made it! We’ve really made it!

Cable TV will be the place to be next week if you're a Made in Shreveport entertainment fan. (That reads like a jingle. Sorry about that.)

The Logo channel's "Sordid Lives: The Series" debuts 9 p.m. July 23. I don't get Logo, dagnabbit, but I must say I'm delightfully frightened to take a TV visit to this Texas camp. The saga will last 12 episodes. This AP story is a must read.

If you don't know, "Sordid Lives" is based on a play and movie created by Del Shores. He's got a pretty strong cult following, and the Logo channel is betting that twelve 30-minute episodes will lure more into the fold.

Leslie Jordan ("Boston Legal," "Will & Grace") plays a drag queen in the series. The character undergoes de-homosexualizing therapy. (I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's unsuccessful.)

During an interview, he shared a hilarious observation about Shreveport's casino: "And Shreveport is just a cesspool of vi-i-ice!" Jordan told the AP. "They make you walk through the casino just to get into the ho-tay-uhl. I'm not gonna say her name, but we had one cast member who MIGHT have a little gambling problem."

The SPEED Network will debut Shreveport's "Pinks All Out" episode 8 p.m. July 24. In it, you can see me lose my Scion XA to a Charger. The series itself begins tomorrow night.

OK, truth be told, I didn't qualify and wasn't let into Red River Raceway to test my drag-racing abilities. OK, truth be really told, I was too ashamed to show up with my 4-banger and later decided to protest by riding my bike to work for two weeks. Look who's Mr. Cool now, SPEED Network. Look who's Mr. Cool now.

PHOTO: Leslie Jordan just loves Shreveport. (Phil Konstantin/Wikipedia)


Kathryn Usher said...

"...not gonna say her name, but we had one cast member who MIGHT have a little gambling problem."

I could tell you her name but then I'd have to throw you in the river since we don't have a desert for hole diggin'.

Alexandyr Kent said...

It was you, wasn't it? Just admit it. You blew it all on Craps.