Sordid Lives TV show
Olivia has been offered the role of ‘Bitsy Mae’ in ‘Sordid Lives: The Series’ and has agreed to reprise her film role, subject to final negotiations. ‘Bitsy Mae’ appears in eleven out of the twelve episodes, with a much more pivotal role than in the film.
Olivia will also write music that she will perform in many episodes and sing the familiar ‘Sordid Lives’ theme song during opening credits. Leslie Jordan (‘Brother Boy’), Delta Burke (‘Noleta’), Beth Grant (‘Sissy’), Ann Walker (‘LaVonda’), Rosemary Alexander (‘Dr. Eve’), Newell Alexander (‘Wardell’) and Sarah Hunley (‘Juanita’) have also been offered their film roles and have agreed to do them, subject to negotiations.
The series will also introduce Jason Dottley (from the nationwide tour) as ‘Ty’.”
Dottley (pictured above with Newton-John), who has been married to Del Shores since October 2003, also announced the production on his MySpace page.
Jason said on his myspace page: “I just finished a national tour of Sordid Lives, which is becomming a television series that we’ll be shooting in September. I will be starring as “Ty” with Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke, Leslie Jordan, Newell Alexander, Sharron Alexis, Rosemary Alexander, Sarah Hunley and Ann Walker (all from the film) and will introduce Ted Detwiler, Emerson Collins and T. Ashanti Mozelle. My company Del Shores Productions and Kirkland Tibbels’ Funny Boy Films will be shooting the film adaptation to Southern Baptist Sissies starting in 2008. That movie will also star Leslie Jordan, Joey Kern, Delta Burke, Newell Alexander, and Rosemary Alexander, as well as Rich Delia, Emerson Collins and T. Ashanti Mozelle and myself.”
Photo above: Olivia and Jason Dottley at Olivia’s birthday party in 2006