Diary of a Misfit: The Roy Hudgins Documentary Project

On her deathbed, Jewell Ellis confessed: Roy is as much a woman as I am. But where Roy came from and how Roy lived are mysteries.

Directors Casey Parks and Aubree Bernier Clarke are making a documentary about Roy Hudgins, an enigmatic figure who lived in Delhi, Louisiana, from the 1920s until the early 2000s. People in town have different stories about Roy: Roy was kidnapped, was left in a shoebox on the church steps, was a "morphodite." Roy was an outcast, a musician, a good Christian and a yard mower.

Roy passed away in 2006, leaving behind no living relatives (that we are aware of), and relatively no paper trail. We've spent three years making in-roads in Roy's community, following leads and tracking down what records do exist. At this point we've discovered a lot about Roy and the town of Delhi, but we have more questions than answers about the facts of Roy's life. Raising the money to spend more time in rural Louisiana will help us close that gap.

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