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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 »

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Kate Davis

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

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

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Love is a many-gendered thing

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USA

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English

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23 May 2002 (Germany) See more »

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Robert Eads See more »

Filming Locations:

Toccoa, Georgia, USA

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Q-Ball Productions See more »
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A thought provoking real life drama
4 February 2003 | by HaydeckSee all my reviews

This has to be the best documentary I have ever seen. Just a matter of time when someone will do a movie about Robert Eads, the most extraordinary southern cowboy. This documentary could have been mediocre if it wasn't for him, his incredible wit, optimism and intelligence. A real man from head to toes who ironically died of a widespread ovarian cancer, primarily because no doctor wanted to treat a transsexual. It is a marvelous real life drama that doesn't preach, it simply delivers the story that deeply touches you, points out the stupidity of prejudices and inhumanity of American health system and rises questions about what gender really means.


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