Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Leslie Jordan

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Leslie Jordan

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Will & Grace fans know Leslie Jordan as Beverley Leslie, but the actors wicked Southern drawl first reached national audiences in the 2000 cult film Sordid Lives, playwright Del Shores's white trash comedy. Now all six of Shores's plays are being restaged for A Season of Shores at Los Angeles's Zephyr Theatre. Jordan is reprising roles he originally played onstage in two shows, Sordid Lives (through April 2) and Southern Baptist Sissies (through April 23).

How do you separate Sissies" Peanut from Sordids Brother Boy?

There's an innocence to [Brother Boy] that I fall into real easily. Peanut is so jaded. He's closer to me-I'm a recovering alcoholic. I really did sit [at a hustler bar] with a drink and a checkbook. People would say, "You ought to go to [a bar with] better rent boys." I'd say, "No, honey. I like these bargain-basement boys. I'm not going to spend $200."

What's it like to return to these roles? …

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