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 title of the film is taken from a song by The Cure. A cover of the song also plays in the background at one point.
Why do you go hanging out with guys, you being a girl yourself? Why do you go around kissing every girl?
Brandon: I... don't see what this has to do with what had happened.
Sheriff: I'm asking you all these so that when I speak to the jury, they're going to want some...
With all the care that Brandon takes to appear male, this would certainly include NOT shaving his legs.
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.
$73,720 (USA) (10 October 1999)
$11,533,945 (USA) (21 May 2000)