Transgender man with cervical cancerBy
Robert Eads is a transgender man with cervical cancer. And, Southern Comfort is a wonderful documentary about the last year of Eads’ life. Eads holds on to his life long enough to attend Southern Comfort, an annual convention for transgender individuals, held in Ravinia, Georgia. This convention is where Eads met his “chosen family.”The beauty of the movie lies not in the tragedy of Eads` death or with the injustice he was forced to tolerate, but with the humor, strength and perseverance with which he lived his life. Southern Comfort” is an independent film directed, produced and edited by Kate Davis in 2001.