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.
Dear Lana, By the time you read this, I'll be back home in Lincoln. I'm scared of what's ahead, but when I think of you I know I'll be able to go on. You were right. Memphis isn't far at all. I'll be making a trip out on the highway before too long....
John removes his shirt during the bumper skiing. The next time we see him he has his shirt on.
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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