Winner of the 2001 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize
Robert was born female and Lola was born male. Transgendered, they fall in love. Set in the backwoods of Georgia, SOUTHERN COMFORT tells the real-life story of Robert Eads, a warm and gregarious cowboy who gave birth to two sons, then transitioned to living as a man. Filmmaker Kate Davis follows Robert during the extraordinary last year of his life as he copes with ovarian cancer (after over 20 doctors refuse him treatment) and falls headlong into a passionate romance with Lola, a male-to-female. It’s a world of contradictions in which good old boys who drive pick-up trucks and shoot the breeze around the barbecue are also 21st century pioneers — courageously forging a new world for themselves, and for us.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Southern Comfort has also been adapted into a new musical at the Public Theater.
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