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Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000)

Taken from the life story of Leslie Jordan. A Tennessee country boy realizes he's gay and keeps getting in trouble with the local bad boys. He hears Atlanta is the new place to be, tosses ... See full summary »

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Leslie Jordan, Leslie Jordan (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Jordan ... Storyteller
Erin Chandler Erin Chandler ... Miss Make Do
Mark Pellegrino ... Tripper
John Ritter ... Christian Therapist
Karen Austin ... Pierrepont Summers
Marilu Henner ... Mother
Michelle Phillips ... DeeDee Westbrook
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Nurse
Kathy Kinney ... Red Neck Nurse
Carlos Gómez ... Nico
Peter Mohawk Peter Mohawk ... Contessa
Lucas Elliot Eberl ... Young Storyteller (as Luke Eberl)
Adam Wylie ... Duane Striker
Jesse Petrick Jesse Petrick ... Johnny Striker
Sean Moran Sean Moran ... Big Tiny
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Storyline

Taken from the life story of Leslie Jordan. A Tennessee country boy realizes he's gay and keeps getting in trouble with the local bad boys. He hears Atlanta is the new place to be, tosses his country overalls and shows up at the disco in silver platform shoes and a polyester Saturday Night Fever get up. He meets Tripper (Mark Pelligrino) and the trouble and adventures don't stop. Leslie's partner in crime is Miss Make Do, a colorful debutante of a mess, rebelling against her wealthy Southern family and running with the druggies and disco drunks. Amazing cast including the late John Ritter as the preacher trying to pray the homosexual temptations out of young Leslie. Many other related recognizable cameos.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Some of the disco scenes and others were filmed at the famous Ambassador Hotel which was condemned at the time. Won't go there but it gave a real look at that era. Some locations in Pasadena. See more »

Quotes

Storyteller: I do not believe that we are human beings in search of a spiritual experience. I believe we are spiritual beings in search of a human experience.
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Superb storytelling!
11 April 2020 | by psmith-46537See all my reviews

Just watched this on YouTube. Found Leslie's autobiographical tale not only funny but very courageous. It depicts the reality of how harshly homosexuality was viewed and addressed in the 70s. Also, great acting by the entire cast. A standing ovation for everybody involved in this proyect!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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