Someone doctored a photo of a southern comfort billboard featuring the silhouette of the bottle with the caption liquid panty remover. Southern comfort 2001 kate daviss awardwinning documentary chronicles the final four seasons in the life of robert eads, a femaletomale transsexual dying of ovarian cancer in rural georgia. 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. Southern comfort dvd is a mix of horror and thrills in this back woods 80s film.
The distinctive taste of southern comfort was created out of epicurean necessity and pure american entrepreneurship. It stars keith carradine, powers boothe, fred ward, t. In 2000 southern comfort was the butt of a raunchy practical joke that went viral as viral as things could get back in 2000. If there was ever a movie that deserved the credit a film by, it is the documentary southern comfort, which was mostly made with a oneperson crew, its director kate davis.
Another great documentary shown on hbos america undercover series. Rent southern comfort 2001 starring robert eads and lola cola on dvd and bluray. Southern comfort chronicles the last year of roberts life, as he succumbed to, ironically, cervical cancer. I highly recommend this for someone that like sweet bourbons. A squad of national guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local cajuns by stealing their canoes. Winner of the grand jury prize for best documentary at the 2001 sundance film festival, southern comfort contains a love. Watch southern comfort 2001 full movie free online.
The two prepare to lead a panel at the annual southern comfort conference, a yearly event created for transgendered individuals. During a routine exercise, a team of national guards are threatened by angry and violent locals. Jun 14, 2001 his health rapidly diminishing, he uses the time he has to lecture at a major transgender conference in the south, known as southern comfort, and to make piece with lola, his new extended family, his sons, his parents, and finally himself. Southern comfort is a 2001 documentary film about the final year in the life of robert eads, a transgender man. A taut and atmospheric action film which is also serves as an intelligent and evocative metaphor for americas role in the vietnam war, southern comfort also features an excellent score by guitarist and frequent walter hill collaborator ry cooder. Robert eads december 18, 1945 january 17, 1999 was an american trans man, whose life and death was the subject of the awardwinning documentary southern comfort 2001. Southern comfort 2001 stream and watch online moviefone.
Rent southern comfort 2001 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. Striking a balance between roberts biological family mother, father, sons and grandson and his chosen family of transgender friends including maxwell, cas and lola cola, his maletofemale transsexual partner, davis documents eadss final days at the southern comfort conference, a national transgender gathering. Apr 12, 2002 the transsexual life, southern style hbo documentary explores fascinating chosen family carla meyer, chronicle staff writer published 4. May 23, 2002 southern comfort is a comedy about two women who, after marrying out of high school, decide to separate from their husbands and attempt to live independently for the first time to the disapproval of folks in their small, southern town. Enjoy a rich lineup of tv shows and movies included with your prime. The score and cinematography are great, as is the acting.
Okay, i guess southern comfort liqueur can comfort people, but alcohol will get to you after a while, and outside of that, in youve got the name southern. Against the backdrop of rural georgia, this documentary is a portrait of robert eads, a transgender femaleto. Winner of the grand jury prize for documentary at the 2001 sundance film festival, southern comfort is a featurelength documentary about. The kind of movie that i usually have to seek out myself was a pleasant surprise to watch in class. Set in the backwoods of georgia, it offers a memorable portrait of robert. From seattle to florida from san francisco to berlin southern comfort has mesmerized audiences and critics alike with its rare blend of humor tragedy and romance. The two prepare to lead a panel at the annual southern comfort conference, a. The documentary looks at the problems eads faces when he is diagnosed with ovarian cancer and struggles to find a doctor willing to treat him because he has undergone sexual reassignment. Against the backdrop of rural georgia, this documentary is a portrait of robert eads, a transgender femaletomale dealing with ovarian cancer. Back in 1874, whiskey would make its way downstream from tennessee and kentucky and by the time it would arrive in new orleans it wasnt always in the best of shape. However i must say that ultimately most of the movie with the soldiers stranded in the swamps isnt as intense as it could have been.
He is highly gifted and has worked in films which involve 21 categories. A movie whose message resonates as strongly today as it did thirty years ago. Feb 21, 2001 if there was ever a movie that deserved the credit a film by, it is the documentary southern comfort, which was mostly made with a oneperson crew, its director kate davis. Southern comfort is a comedy about two women who, after marrying out of high school, decide to separate from their husbands and attempt to live independently for the first time to the disapproval of folks in their small, southern town. Filmmaker kate davis follows robert and a group of. Southern comfort 1981 is an american thriller film directed by walter hill. Southern comfort 1981 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. A middleclass white southern family is blackmailed and threatened with death. Lola is a transsexual whos become roberts life partner and caretaker. Epic final scene, featuring cajun music and dance, courtesy of the balfa brothers. Its surely entertaining, but pretty basic, and for that only i would have given southern comfort a 7. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the vietnam experience. The two prepare for the annual southern comfort conference, a yearly event created for transgendered individuals, where robert and lola have been selected to lead a panel, all while roberts health is in jeopardy.
All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. But kate davis lovely and moving southern comfort melts all wariness away. Mar 07, 2001 but kate davis lovely and moving southern comfort melts all wariness away. He finds comfort in his transgender girlfriend lola cola and attends his last southern comfort conference. Being from the south taking shots of southern comfort bourbon whiskey is like tradition.
Kate daviss love story of southern comfort indiewire. The film, set in 1973, features a louisiana national guard squad of nine on weekend maneuvers in rural bayou country as they come under threat from local cajun settlers. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. The transsexual life, southern style hbo documentary explores fascinating chosen family carla meyer, chronicle staff writer published 4. Southern comfort dvd remains a top 80s military thriller. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by a dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations. Scratch away, and southern comfort becomes more than your usual, standard action fare.
Southern comfort dvd is a slick horror thriller with a deep swamp southern twist. Part of 8 pages of info for the 1981 movie from the award winning 80s movies rewind. Set in the backwoods of georgia, it offers a memorable portrait of robert eads, who was born a woman, got married and. This moving documentary chronicles the last year in the life of robert eads, a femaletomale transsexual dying of ovarian cancer. Southern comfort follows the final year of robert eads life. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Southern comfort soundtrack songs and instrumental score music.
This is southern comfort beach by jeff dryer on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Southern comfort documents the final year in the life of robert eads, a femaletomale transsexual. Southern comfort the 2001 movie, trailers, videos and more at yidio. Brings back memories of good friends and good times. Put it in your hot tea when you are sick, good nights out and even better nights in with a bbq. We recently asked members of the buzzfeed community to tell us what movie they watch when they feel like the worlds on fire. Buy products such as southern comfort ultrapasteurized eggnog, half gallon, southern comfort whiskey, 1.
On the surface, walter hills southern comfort is your standard survivalwar movie, a gormless platoon of soldiers getting lost in territory and then picked off one by one by a wily foe. Southern comfort 2001 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Were introduced to several prominent figures in roberts life most importantly, his life partner, lola cola. Because of prejudice and hate, the doctors refuse to treat roberts ovarian cancer, which develop in his existing ovaries. Southern comfort is a 1981 american action film directed by walter hill and written by michael kane, hill and his longtime collaborator david giler. The transsexual life, southern style hbo documentary. The wife and teen daughter are forced to pay off a debt by doing debauched sex jobs. Southern comfort soundtrack and movie music the 80s movies.
Comfort has worked with adult film studios including nasty little angels, west coast productions, and coast to coast. Rarely has a film garnered such high levels of critical praise as southern comfort a breakout hit and winner at nearly 20 major film festivals including the. May 22, 2001 southern comfort movie yify subtitles. Spirit whiskey with natural flavors liqueur, 2150% alc. This takes place in rural toccoa, georgia where robert resides in a trailer.
Southern comfort sent shock waves through this years sundance film festival, even. When robert can no longer care for himself, lola decides to care for him fulltime. By the time eads received treatment, the cancer was too advanced to save his life. Nov 05, 20 epic final scene, featuring cajun music and dance, courtesy of the balfa brothers. At the heart of southern comfort is a beautiful and remarkable love story more touching and captivating than anything fiction could ever create. Southern comfort soundtrack and movie music the 80s. Its a tough cookie, this one, a dontcallitavietnam parable about a cadre of national guardsmen who run afoul of a bunch of southern louisianas native sons after. Southern comfort dvd is a cool early 80s thriller with some truly chilling scenes. Despite his health problems eads remains determined to attend the southern comfort conference with his girlfriend lola, a transgender woman. Southern comfort 2001 posters the movie database tmdb. Robert eads is a femaletomale transsexual suffering from ovarian cancer who faces sure death after 20 doctors have refused to treat him for his condition. Watch southern comfort now on your favorite device. His health rapidly diminishing, he uses the time he has to lecture at a major transgender conference in the south, known as southern comfort, and to make piece with lola, his new extended family, his sons, his parents, and finally himself.260 442 633 218 1302 1466 16 1642 870 650 912 1206 574 718 953 1011 995 1036 1186 529 721 382 912 872 450 988 1428 1322 1392 1280 1490 595 352 1157 325