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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 »

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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

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Lovely..And Amazing.
9 July 2004 | by (Wexford, Ireland) – See all my reviews

These people show the extreme prejudices that transgender people face everyday - especially in extremely conservative parts of the rural south. They are made to feel ugly and unhuman by people in the medical profession. These people have nothing but love in their hearts and are modern day heroes to those that are affected by their same plight.

There is no narration and very few explanations for what is happening. "no prejudice, no hate, and the love that I have gotten from you all for the last 7 years" is a line from his last speech. He talks of intimacy of transgender people at a conference.

Ironically, Brandon died of ovarian/cervical cancer because he was refused a hysterectomy early on in his change.

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