Over Pride Month, we here at /bent are partnering with SnagFilms to offer you six free, fantastic LGBT films — and help out our LGBT sisters and brothers in the process. We’ll be sharing some of SnagFilms’ great LGBT content (which you can watch here too), and for every time you follow @thebentblog and retweet this tweet, we’ll donate 10 cents to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. And on top of that we’ll donate an additional $1,000 if the films collectively get 50,000 streams.
The third film in the series is Katie Davis’ incredible 2001 documentary “Southern Comfort,” a new edition to the SnagFilms family. It documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer and turned down for treatment by over 20 doctors out of fear that their reputations would be tarnished for treating him. By the time he finally finds treatment, the cancer is far too advanced for him to be saved.
Devastating, touching and sweet all at the same time, filmmaker Kate Davis’ documentation of this travesty makes for an incredible film. The Sundance Film Festival certainly though so back in 2001, when it won the Grand Jury Prize.
Watch the film below: