Please RSVP to Stucco at StudentCouncil@forest.edu if you
plan to eat so they can have enough food.
GLEE and STUCCO are sponsoring "Southern
Comfort"-a film about Transgender issues on Monday September 9th at
There will be a Q & A panel with Dr. Porter, Dr. Holczer, Stephanie
Perkins from PROMO, and Josh Castillo.
Josh Castillo will be here to tell his powerful story
about being transgender and Stephanie Perkins from PROMO will update us on LGBT
rights in Missouri.
Join us on Monday September 9th in the Multi-media
room-STUCCO is providing pizza and soda
>> Southern Comfort WINNER! Grand Jury Prize,
Documentary Competition, Sundance Film Festival 2001
SOUTHERN COMFORT is a 90-minute feature-length documentary about the
life of Robert Eads, a 52-year-old female to male transsexual who lives
in the back hills of Georgia. "A hillbilly and proud of it," he cuts a
striking figure: sharp-tongued, bearded, tobacco pipe in hand. Robert
passes so well as a male that the local Klu Klux Klan tried to recruit
him to become a member.
Though his home is nestled among tranquil hills dotted with hay
bales, Robert confronts a world as hostile to him as if he were an
African American in the ante-bellum South. He was diagnosed with ovarian
cancer, then turned away by more than two dozen doctors who feared that
taking on a transgendered patient might harm their practice.
SOUTHERN COMFORT follows the final year of Robert Eads' life.
Beginning in spring, he falls deeply in love with Lola, a
male-to-female. That summer, his mother and father drive ten hours to
visit their "lost daughter," a trip they know may be their last. His
final dream is to make it to the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta,
the nation's preeminent transgender gathering. Beating the odds, he
addresses a crowd of 500 and takes Lola to "The prom that never was."
The voices in SOUTHERN COMFORT are not only rarely heard, but
also are commonly thought to be non-existent. A rare blend of humor,
romance, and tragedy, SOUTHERN COMFORT is the first non-fiction film to
intimately tell a trans-to-trans love story, set against a disturbing
tale of gender bias as it unfolds before the camera.