R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Peter Sarsgaard and Chloë Sevigny later appeared with Jake Gyllenhaal in Jarhead (2005) and Zodiac (2007) respectively. Sarsgaard is also married to Jake's sister Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Boy, I... I really fucked up. I borrowed one of Candace's checks, then I got that speeding ticket, and this fake I.D. I guess, I just need to learn to stay home, huh?
Lana's Mom: Brandon, I invite you into my home and you expose my daughter to your sickness. ...
John removes his shirt during the bumper skiing. The next time we see him he has his shirt on.
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 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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