I just read that the play Southern Baptist Sissies
is going to be made into a film in 2006. I saw Southern Baptist Sissies
here in Lexington a few months ago and it was excellent. The theater was packed and the atmosphere was charged. I think a majority of the folks in attendance, like myself, must have grown up Southern Baptist. The play was very funny with unforgettable characters, yet also sad and disturbing. Most importantly, it really captured what it is like growing up gay and Southern Baptist.
I recommend seeing it -- even better if you can see it performed in the South. In the meantime, you can watch Del Shores's other play that was made into a movie, Sordid Lives
Del Shores's Southern Baptist Sissies headed for the big screen