ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Even famous Hollywood actors are getting frustrated with sheltering in place, but Leslie Jordan has turned his angst into a series of videos that have gone viral and kept others entertained.

In a recent clip, the Chattanooga native is shown dressed in a bathrobe cutting his own hair while the Crosby, Still & Nash hit "Almost Cut My Hair" plays in the background. The 64-year-old Jordan tells the viewing audience that by 1968 he hadn't cut his hair since he was 14 and he dreamed of becoming a hippie and moving to San Francisco.

"I never made it past Atlanta," he says.

With his long hair, pink hip huggers and stack shoes, "I look like a rock 'n' roll troll, and now here I sit, a 64-year-old gay man who can't get anyone to cut my hair because of this lockdown."

In another, he tells a fan in Australia that he hasn't been "fried" since taking a hit of acid in 1978 with his friend "Ms. Makedo" in the Atlanta airport. The two were arrested and his mother, a frequent topic of his stories, had to bail them out.

He also tells viewers how exhausting it is going viral, and then shares a story about how fellow actor George Clooney got tired of listening to him complain about dieting while on the set of "Bodies of Evidence" and instructed the wardrobe department to take out a half inch of his waistline every day.

"I'd show up every day and say, 'Y'all, I'm not losing pounds, but I'm losing inches."

Jordan was born in Memphis and grew up with his deeply religious family in Chattanooga, graduating from Brainerd High School. His acting roles have included "Hearts Afire," "Will & Grace" and "Sordid Lives."

Contact Barry Courter at bcourter@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6354.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT