MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,084 this week

Southern Comfort (2001)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 603 users   Metascore: 78/100
Reviews: 11 user | 12 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 31 titles
created 28 Apr 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 06 Sep 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Southern Comfort (2001)

Southern Comfort (2001) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Southern Comfort.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This film tells the story of the massive police raid of Stonewall in June 1969.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Stars: Paul Bosche, Alfredo del Rio, John DiGiacomo
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

She's a Boy I Knew is a comic, heartbreaking, uplifting autobiography that focuses on the interpersonal relationships of a family who unexpectedly find their bonds strengthening as they ... See full summary »

Director: Gwen Haworth
Stars: Colleen Haworth, Gwen Haworth, Kim Haworth
Wild Side (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Stars: Stéphanie Michelini, Yasmine Belmadi, Edouard Nikitine
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Directors: Peter Friedman, Tom Joslin
Stars: Liane Bonin, Tom Joslin, Mark Massi
The Cheshire Murders (TV Movie 2013)
Documentary | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the quiet suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, Jennifer Petit and her two young daughters were killed in a horrific home invasion; husband and father William Petit was the only one who ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Davis
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing ... See full summary »

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gary Bauer, Chip Berlet, George W. Bush
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence
Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Rupert Graves, Miriam Margolyes
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past.

Directors: Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Clair Farley, Jennie Farley, Mark Oliver Farley
Princesa I (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fernando/Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transvestite, travels to Milan and becomes a prostitute to finance a sex-change operation. Fernanda dreams of becoming a "real" woman but in Milan... See full summary »

Director: Henrique Goldman
Stars: Ingrid de Souza, Cesare Bocci, Lulu Pecorari
Becoming Chaz (2011)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono's gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Stars: Cher, Chaz Bono, Jennifer Elia
Prodigal Sons (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged... See full summary »

Director: Kimberly Reed
Stars: Kimberly Reed, Carol McKerrow, Marc McKerrow
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The FBI targets a Muslim community in Newburgh, New York and arrests four men in 2009 during a sting operation, claiming they tried to help a Pakistani business man, who was working with the FBI, with terrorist attacks.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Eads ...
Himself
Lola Cola ...
Herself
Maxwell Scott Anderson ...
Himself
Cas Piotrowski ...
Himself
Corissa Anderson ...
Herself
Stephanie Piotrowski ...
Herself (as Stephanie)
Bo ...
Himself
Keegan ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations. By the time Eads received treatment, the cancer was too advanced to save his life. Filmmaker Kate Davis follows Robert and a group of trans-gendered Southerners in this captivating and truly touching documentary. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love is a many-gendered thing

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Robert Eads  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Herself: Nature delights in diversity. Why don't human beings?
See more »

Connections

Features Titanic (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Foucaultian discourse on sexuality
21 November 2003 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

At its essence, Kate Davis's film, Southern Comfort, is about a transgendered man who is dying from cancer in his female reproductive organs. Southern Comfort is more than this, however. It also deals with the intricacies of the social community that the main character, Robert Eads, has surrounded himself with since transitioning from female to male, details the romantic attachment that Robert has formed with his girlfriend Lola Cola near the end of his life, and examines the dynamics between Robert and his genetic family. More than this, Southern Comfort engages in a discourse on human sexuality that serves to enlighten the audience viewing the film on the realities of transgendered life in the backcountry of the Deep South.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Question about Cory (Corissa) HackamoreSally
Absolutely touching.... a_better_man
Maxwell Anderson R.I.P. HackamoreSally
Discuss Southern Comfort (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page