R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
The real Lana Tisdel wasn't overly impressed with the film; though it was true that she dated Brandon, the moment Lana found out that he was transgender, she terminated the relationship then and there. Furthermore, she maintains that Brandon never proposed to her.
Leave him alone!
John Lotter: HIM? HIM?
In one scene, a video for "Don't Want You" by the Lunachicks is playing. The video and album were released in 1997.
Thanks to ... everyone who volunteered to speak about his or her experiences and help with research.
The double rape caused some big problems with the MPAA and had to be trimmed to avoid an NC-17 rating. The European version is more explicit (especially with the first rapist.)
$73,720 (USA) (10 October 1999)
$11,533,945 (USA) (21 May 2000)
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