6.6/10
827
11 user 13 critic

Southern Comfort (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 May 2002 (Germany)
Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a transgender man. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear ... See full summary »

Director:

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During a routine exercise, a team of National Guards are threatened by angry and violent locals.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young artist ventures to the South to find himself and unleashes a catastrophic turn of events past and future.

Director: Ryan Gregory Phillips
Stars: Lorynn York, Sean Stone, Kimberly Dawn Guerrero
Lykkefanten (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Harsh realism and pure magic go hand in hand in this moving story about love, abandonment and alcohol. 7-year old Ida, a brave little girl, has to take care of her kid brother Skrubsak, ... See full summary »

Director: Jesper W. Nielsen
Stars: Stephania Potalivo, Birgitte Federspiel, Maurice Blinkenberg-Thrane
XXY (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios
Orlando (1992)
Biography | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Potter
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston
Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey
No Man's Land I (2001)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic
Southern Comfort (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The wife of a Southern mobster takes over the family business when her husband is sent to jail.

Director: Greg Yaitanes
Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Eric Roberts, Lee Tergesen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Eads ...
Lola Cola ...
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 transgender man. 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 transgender Southerners in this captivating and truly touching documentary. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love is a many-gendered thing

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Robert Eads  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more 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

best doc I've seen
16 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This documentary has won many awards and I can see why. This is one of the best documentaries that I have ever seen. It is about a trans-gender from a woman to man named Robert Eads. This takes place in rural Toccoa, Georgia where Robert resides in a trailer. Because of prejudice and hate, the doctors refuse to treat Robert's ovarian cancer, which develop in his existing ovaries. He finds comfort in his trans-gender girlfriend Lola Cola and attends his last Southern Comfort conference. This film taught me a lot about diversity and how it is at times disregarded in this country. This made me open my eyes and stand up for the minorities of this country. I hope that the people who view this will get the same feeling whenever they view this documentary


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page