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Southern Comfort Kate Davis' award-winning documentary follows the final year in the life of 52-year-old Robert Eads, who was born as Barbara, gave birth to two sons,...Southern ComfortDocumentaryPT90MUnrated Kate Davis' award-winning documentary follows the final year in the life of 52-year-old Robert Eads, who was born as Barbara, gave birth to two sons,...2003-04-04HBO Theatrical Documentary

Southern Comfort

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Lola Cola, Robert Eads; Director: Kate Davis; Producer (group): Q-Ball Productions; Release Date Limited: 02/21/2001; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: HBO Theatrical Documentary

Kate Davis’ award-winning documentary follows the final year in the life of 52-year-old Robert Eads, who was born as Barbara, gave birth to two sons, and then decided to become a man. As Davis unobtrusively follows the terminally ill Eads and his ”chosen family” of fellow Georgia transsexuals – including his girlfriend, a male-to-female transsexual – she convincingly demonstrates that gender is more mental than physical. But instead of functioning as a voyeuristic indulgence or degenerating into a morass of pity, the film soars. It captures the resilience of human spirits, once imprisoned by their bodies, who have discovered how to live free.

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