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Southern Comfort (2001)



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Robert Eads is a female-to-male transsexual suffering from ovarian cancer who faces sure death after 20 doctors have refused to treat him for his condition. Far away from Atlanta's city lights, Robert makes a life for himself and his family-his two families: his biological family of two parents, two sons by birth, and a darling three-year-old grandson; and his chosen family of two female-to-male transsexual sons, Maxwell and Cass. Robert is falling in love with Lola Cola, a sultry male-to-female transsexual, but as hard as he tries to resist, in the face of his impending death, the romance blooms beautifully in bittersweet irony.


Critic Reviews for Southern Comfort

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

If 'Southern Comfort' were a Jerry Springer episode, it would be billed as Southern White Trailer Trash With Sex Reassignments. But this lovely documentary never exploits as it pursues 3 couples that try to blanket their lives with an air of normalcy

Full Review… | June 28, 2014
Top Critic

Southern Comfort works so beautifully because Davis doesn't try to turn Eads and his friends into walking soapboxes for transgendered people.

February 22, 2001
Top Critic

An affecting tribute to a remarkable life.

February 21, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Apparently, you can remove the breasts off a girl, but not her female gonads.

August 7, 2006
Bay Area Reporter

Films like Southern Comfort do what even legislation cannot: they seep into our consciousness, and work their way into our collective growth until the establishment and mainstream society finally relent and expand their viewpoint of what constitutes human

March 28, 2003
Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)

[Davis'] energy is focused on humanizing her subjects.

February 27, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Southern Comfort

Kate Davis' documentary shines a light on a corner of the world that turns out to be no different than that of the mainstream.

Pete Skeris
Pete Skeris

Had to watch this for a comm class. It was sad in parts, but very offensive to me. I wouldn't have watched this in any other situation. I don't know quite what to say.

Addison Potter
Addison Potter

Amazing This is like the gay uncle you wish you had this is real down to earth people .. this film makes you wanna live in the country or go camping lol I rilly wanted to sit at their bonfire and drink a cold beer ;p!

angel marth
angel marth

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