Sordid Lives: The Series is a comedy prequel to the stage play and 2000 full-length film of the same name that featured performances by Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, and Delta Burke among others. The show is the story of a dysfunctional family in rural Texas and the crazy, and somewhat, sordid lives of...
matriarch Peggy (Rue McClanahan), who's having an affair with her daughter's best friend's husband, G.W., a war vet with artificial legs;
Latrelle (Bonnie Bedelia), Peggy's prim and proper daughter, who has a prescription pill addiction;
LaVonda (Ann Walker), Peggy's free-spirited other daughter;
Brother Boy (Leslie Jordan), Peggy's gay son, who's confined to a mental institution and dons drag as his favorite country singer, Tammy Wynette;
Ty (Jason Dottley), Latrelle's son, a former soap opera actor living in Los Angeles and on the verge of coming out of the closet;
Sissy (Beth Grant), Peggy's much younger chain-smoking sister, who witnesses all the dysfunction in the family;
Noleta (Caroline Rhea), G.W.'s wife and Sissy's neighbor, who disdains her miserable marriage while fantasizng about a better life; and
Bitsy Mae Harling (Olivia Newton-John), an ex-convict taken in by Peggy, who introduces Peggy to the wild life at Bubba's bar.