R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Many actresses rejected playing the lead role due to the stigma associated with it.
So what's your name?
Candace: Candace. I hate it though. I'm thinking of changing it.
Brandon: Sometimes that helps. I'm Brandon.
October 27, 1993 fell on a Wednesday, not a Friday.
A special thanks to all of the transmen and butch dykes who helped, advised and auditioned for this project and supported the process of bringing this story to the screen.
The USA version originally garnered an NC-17 from the MPAA. The film was cut and re-rated R. The European version reportedly is uncut.
$73,720 (USA) (10 October 1999)
$11,533,945 (USA) (21 May 2000)
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