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Dang, y'all, it's just so, well, sordid! Grandma drops dead in a seedy motel while having an adulterous affair, and the big-haired family members in this tiny Texas town struggle with the shame and embarrassment. (Why don't they just go on Jerry Springer?) Plus, there are other skeletons in this clan's closet busting to, um, come out: the institutionalized transvestite parading around as Tammy Wynette and the gay L.
A. actor wrestling with going home again. Leslie Jordan shines in his campy cross-dressing role, and Olivia Newton-John--as a gum-chomping, hymn-singing barfly--has never looked, or sounded, better. Del Shores' funny script affectionately trashes these white-trash types, but the cast sometimes strains the already Texas-size farce. Still, it's hard to frown on a comedy that gleefully throws this much caution to the hot dusty wind. Gotta go with a big yee-haw on this one.