Laundry and Bourbon was conceived as a companion piece to Lone Star, and the two scripts are tied together by the relationships between the characters. Lone Star focuses on unsettled Vietnam vet Roy and his goofy brother Ray drinking and wrestling behind a local bar. Fueled by beer, whiskey, and a run-in with his nerdy nemesis Cletis, Roy’s violence and rage crescendo until a confession from Ray leads to an all-out brawl. “Laundry and Bourbon” takes place back at Roy’s house where his troubled wife Elizabeth is drinking, fretting, and neglecting her laundry when her sassy, social-climbing friend Hattie drops by for gossip and highballs. These lifelong friends reminisce on the men and mayhem of their youth until gold-digging mean girl Amy Lee arrives to revel in her superiority and press her poorer friends to buy overpriced tickets to the Baptist Pancake Supper. As the ladies loosen up and liquor up, they snark and fight and reveal that none are in high cotton.