R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Lisa Jakub auditioned with Hilary Swank for the part of Brandon/Teena. Hilary showed up dressed like a boy; and walked and talked like a boy. The only thing Lisa had done was put her hair in a ponytail, and walked into the audition, hoping to get it over and ... ...
Think they'd recognize her if we chopped off her head and her hands?
It's said to be 1327 miles to Memphis. From Falls City, NE, it's about half that.
Thanks to ... everyone who volunteered to speak about his or her experiences and help with research.
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