Del Shores, writer, director and native of Winters has been in Texas for the past several weeks, with premiers and screenings of his latest move "A Very Sordid Wedding," the sequel to "Sordid Lives," being shown in multiple locations across the state.

Del Shores, writer, director and native of Winters has been in Texas for the past several weeks, with premiers and screenings of his latest move "A Very Sordid Wedding," the sequel to "Sordid Lives," being shown in multiple locations across the state.

A sequel to Shores’ play-turned-film-turned-TV series "Sordid Lives," "A Very Sordid Wedding" arrives 21 years after the original play, which debuted in Los Angeles in 1996 and ran for 13 sold-out months. It received 13 Critic's Choice honors and 14 Drama-Logue Theatre Awards.

Shores has been busy hosting premieres in Dallas and the movie has been screened in Austin, Waco, San Antonio and Lubbock. The movie brings back stars Bonnie Bedelia and Leslie Jordan and also features Whoopi Goldberg and Caroline Rhea.

“Texas is loving A Very Sordid Wedding," Shores said Monday. "We have sold out in San Antonio, Waco, Austin, Dallas and Lubbock! Dallas has just added nine more shows at The Texas Theatre. Winters, Texas is alive and well on the big screen!”

Three years after a successful run of the play, Shores wrote and directed the film adaption of Sordid Lives, which starred Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan, and Beth Grant, along with most of the cast from the play. Taking in nearly $2 million in its eight-theatre limited release, the movie became a cult phenomenon and won six Best Feature and 13 Audience Awards at various film festivals. Then, in 2008, Sordid Lives: The Series, a 12-episode TV series prequel to the Sordid Lives film, premiered on MTV’s LOGO network.

Shores, who has written and directed movies like “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will,” said he followed up with the sequel to "Sordid Lives" after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision approving same sex marriage and he hoped that with a little bit of laughter, he can send a more serious message of acceptance, equality and love.

Shores was born in Winters in 1957 and has said that he is probably the most famous guy to come out of Winters “that nobody knows about.”

Shores, who lives in Hollywood, has written and produced several television series, including “Queer as Folk,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Ned and Stacy,” “Touched by an Angel” and “Maximum Bob.” He is also known for his standup comedy, and much of his material comes from his roots which are planted in rural West Texas.

His mother Loraine Shores and father William David Shores were both from Lawn, and met at Jim Ned High School and later married and moved to Winters where he was born and lived until the age of 6. The family then moved to Brownwood, where he attended school through the fifth grade before moving to south Texas. While the family lived in Brownwood, his father attended Howard Payne University and eventually became a Baptist minister. Meanwhile, his mother earned a degree in drama and would later work at HPU where, he says his love of the theater began.

Shores raised the funds for the independent film via and Indiegogo campaign. Filming wrapped in Winnepeg, Canada almost a year ago, with the final scenes filmed in Dallas. The film is owned by Beard Collins Shores Productions.

To find out the latest locations and dates for screenings, go to https://www.facebook.com/averysordidwedding/.