Directed by Kate Davis • 2001 • United States
Starring Robert Eads, Lola Cola, Maxwell Scott Anderson
A deeply life-affirming film about death, this richly humanist documentary follows the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a trans man living in rural Georgia who was refused treatment for his ovarian cancer by transphobic doctors until it had spread to the point of no longer being curable. Facing his mortality, Eads lives out his last days surrounded by a fiercely protective community of fellow trans southerners who make up his chosen family. In training a dignified, non-exploitative lens upon Eads and those around him, SOUTHERN COMFORT offers a powerful look at the importance of queer community and the devastating consequences of a transphobic healthcare system.