A filmed record of the award-winning 2000 play by writer/director Del Shores (director of SLIFF favorite "Sordid Lives"), "Southern Baptist Sissies" follows the journey of four gay boys growing up in the Southern Baptist Church in Texas. The film - hilarious in one moment, heartbreaking in the next - highlights the boys’ formative experiences and the moments of conflict between the church’s teachings and their awakening sexuality. Mark (Emerson Collins), the narrative’s focus, desperately wants to create a perfect world of love and acceptance, but he struggles to cope with his pain and to control the rage he feels toward the church, the pastor, and the parents who taught the boys that they should be ashamed of who they are. The film’s cast includes William Belli ("RuPaul’s Drag Race," "Nip/Tuck") and such "Sordid Lives" alums as Leslie Jordan, Dale Dickey, and Newell Alexander. Sponsored by Bill Donius & Jay Perez
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Individual tickets are $12 each or $10 for Cinema St. Louis members and students with current and valid ID, except for special events.
6350 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
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