R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies." (In the description for the list, the magazine stated, "These are movies about which you could say, "That's Not Entertainment." They're not "rides" or "diversions." They are ... ...
I don't want IT in my house.
When Brandon walks through the convenience store, a rack of chips which includes packets of Lay's with the 1996 logo is seen despite taking place in 1993.
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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