R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Chloë Sevigny had to campaign for the role of Lana, although she really wanted to play Brandon. Kimberly Peirce envisioned a young Jodie Foster for the role, but she was too old at the time of production. Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Polley were also offered the part.
I don't want IT in my house.
Brandon's note to Candace is missing the apostrophe in "I'll".
Thanks to ... everyone who volunteered to speak about his or her experiences and help with research.
$73,720 (USA) (10 October 1999)
$11,533,945 (USA) (21 May 2000)