Southern Comfort

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Southern Comfort

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  • 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

    Jun 28, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Southern Comfort works so beautifully because Davis doesn't try to turn Eads and his friends into walking soapboxes for transgendered people.

    Feb 22, 2001

    Sean P. Means

    Film.com
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  • An affecting tribute to a remarkable life.

    Feb 21, 2001
  • Apparently, you can remove the breasts off a girl, but not her female gonads.

    Aug 7, 2006
  • 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

    Mar 28, 2003
  • [Davis'] energy is focused on humanizing her subjects.

    Feb 27, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4

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