Southern Comfort (2001)

Southern Comfort (2001)

This sensitive documentary chronicles the lives of several gender-bending and mind-bending sets of transsexual couples. The central character, who has become a man, is ironically dying of ovarian cancer. He was repeatedly refused treatment by the medical establishment because of his identity as a transsexual. 'Southern Comfort' is everything a documentary should be: it is honest, illuminating, straight-forward, and technically well made. It offers an insight in a community that is sadly neglected by society at large.