In keeping with the economic realities impinging on the story, the film was shot in Louisiana for tax-incentive purposes; while the rundown locations are well suited to the story's gone-to-seed atmosphere, the absence of New Orleans color and the indiscriminate mix of tough-guy accents suggest these sorry-ass
proceedings could be taking place anywhere.
We, as readers, get that this void is Charlie's inability to love those around him, but all he seems to be aware of is that this hag-like oppression has reduced him to a depressed, sorry-ass
, thirty-something, alcoholic janitor with erectile dysfunction.
The phrase "his sorry-ass
horse--his secretary," on the other hand, omits the copula before a noun (Bambara 87).
I get the sense you're painfully aware that you're a sorry-ass
. The Big Dumpee.
The Fleshies are the kind of band that befits a riotous house party in the middle of a sorry-ass