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Drop Dead Diva

"The Real Jane"
Episode 5.2 - June 30, 2013

Lee Tergesen plays Sid Pinar in this episode of "Drop Dead Diva."

Sid is a mild-mannered father and mattress salesman who believes he was wrongfully terminated for dressing like a drag queen.

"Drop Dead Diva" a comedy-drama starring Brooke Elliott as Jane Bingum, a plus-size lawyer whose body is inhabited by the soul of a vapid aspiring model, Deb Dobkins.

Deb was killed in a car crash and judged to have contributed nothing to society, so she is returned to life in the body of a recently deceased lawyer named Jane Bingum who died protecting her boss, Jay Parker (Josh Stamberg).

Deb's boyfriend Grayson Kent (Jackson Hurst) is Jane's co-worker, and her professional rival at the firm is Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering).

Grayson and Kim take up Sid's court case. It appears that Sid's boss is angry and disgusted by Sid's dressing as a drag queen while selling mattresses at his store. Sid argues that the drag queen persona helps him make sales, and so the boss should be glad rather than mad. The boss declares that he will only let Sid come back to work if he drops the drag queen act. Sid refuses and the case goes to court as he tries to fight what he views as a wrongful termination.

When Sid takes the stand in full drag and going by the name Layonna Sheets. He delivers his sultry sales pitch, playing up to the jury and the whole courtroom. A surreptitious video of the "performance" goes viral, and it's revealed that case is merely an attention-getting stunt.

Regardless of the motive, Lee's turn as Layonna is divine!


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