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A Very Sordid Wedding
Directed by Del Shores
109 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
With a recognizable and beloved cast—including Leslie Jordan, Caroline Rhea, and even a cameo by Whoopi Goldberg—A Very Sordid Wedding picks up the story of the movie Sordid Lives 17 years later. As Sordid Lives used slapstick humor to depict coming out in the rural South, Sordid Wedding employs the same technique to explore the new wave of bigotry and homophobia that follows the legalization of gay marriage.
The residents of Winters, Texas, are mad at their neighbors and preoccupied with judging them while they yearn for the someone special who got away. Meanwhile, the only truly happy couple in town is a pair of newlywed husbands who are determined to drag Winters, kicking and screaming, into the modern age of marriage equality.
Combining the charm of Designing Women, the comedic timing of Soapdish, and the sweet melodrama of Steel Magnolias, Del Shores’ A Very Sordid Wedding provides a hilarious update to the universal story of accepting loved ones for who they are, instead of who you want them to be.
— Marcie Collett