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Television review

Playing small-town Texas excess for campy laughs

Sordid Lives: The Series; on Logo; tonight, 10-10:30

Sissy (Beth Grant, left) and Peggy (Rue McClanahan) are part of the Ingram clan, the family chronicled in 'Sordid Lives.' Sissy (Beth Grant, left) and Peggy (Rue McClanahan) are part of the Ingram clan, the family chronicled in "Sordid Lives." (Logo via associated press)
By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / July 23, 2008

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For our first glimpse of drag queen Brother Boy in the premiere of "Sordid Lives: The Series," the camera is very tightly focused on his lips, which gleam and glisten with lipstick like red patent leather. As the camera pulls back, we gradually see the full face of actor Leslie Jordan, who plays Brother Boy, dolled up as a demented ... (Full article: 520 words)

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