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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
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

Release Date:

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 Foucaultian discourse on sexuality
21 November 2003 | by idreaminamythystSee 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.


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