Del Shores, Leslie Jordan and others talk about why they are making “Southern Baptist Sissies” film
Southern Baptist Sissies is the GLAAD Award-winning play by writer/director Del Shores.
It is the story of four boys who grew up in the Southern Baptist Church who are gay and how they each deal with the conflict between the church and their sexuality.
Shores and others have made this very effective video as the campaign launch to raise the funds to shoot the play live for film.
I’m more than happy to spread the word.
They say that as the rhetoric of churches and religious-based organizations grows stronger and more hateful, it is gay and questioning youths growing up in the church who continue to be caught in the crossfire.
The film stars Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan (Will&Grace), Spirit Award-winner Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone, True Blood), Rosemary Alexander (Sordid Lives), Ann Walker (Sordid Lives), Newell Alexander (August: Osage County), Joe Patrick Ward (Sordid Lives: The Series), Emerson Collins (Sordid Lives: The Series), Matthew Scott Montgomery (So Random, Yellow), Luke Stratte-McClure (Yellow), and Willam Belli (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nip/Tuck).