Southern Comfort

March 9th, 2009

Have you seen the documentary “Southern Comfort”?  It is a beautiful, heartbreaking, yet ultimately empowering depiction of how a transgender “family-by-choice” deals with life in a marginalizing Southern culture.  We watch as they navigate relationships and the world, while the patriarch of this circle of friends is dying of cancer.  If you are transgender yourself, you might find this a powerful film, watching a group of people with whom you connect.  If you’re simply sensitive to the lives of transsexual folk, you may find the film both illuminating and humanizing. 

After watching the documentary, I was reminded of the immense power a person must possess to live according to her or his true gender identity, as well as the journey they often must make out of societally-induced shame.  Truly extraordinary! 

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