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The Brandon Teena Story (1998)

Documentary about a multiple murder in rural Nebraska in 1993.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daphne ... Herself - Dated Brandon
Reanna ... Herself - Dated Brandon
Gina ... Herself - Brandon's Ex-girlfriend
Shaun ... Himself - Friend
JoAnn ... Herself - Friend
JoAnne Brandon ... Herself - Brandon's Mother (as JoAnn Brandon)
Tammy Brandon ... Herself - Brandon's Sister
John Lotter ... Himself
Steve Goldsberry ... Himself - Cheif Deputy Sheriff
Lana Tisdel ... Herself - Dated Brandon
Michelle Lotter ... Herself - Brandon's Friend
Linda Gutierres ... Herself - Lana's Mother
Tom Nissen ... Himself (as Thomas Nissen)
Jon Larson ... Himself - Deputy Sheriff
Angie Lee ... Herself
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Documentary about Brandon Teena (aka Teena Brandon), a transgendered person, who was murdered along with two others in 1993 in rural Nebraska. The story is told through interviews with people who knew Brandon, recorded interrogation and trial transcripts, and photographs and file film footage. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,281, 27 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,999, 1 November 1998
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Version of Boys Don't Cry (1995) See more »

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A conscious note
25 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just wanted to acknowledge the fact that if we are going to talk about how people are closed- minded and how society's views must be altered to include transgendered individuals as people of value and importance in our culture, then we must first begin with the little things: If Brandon felt that he identified as a male then we should give him the respect he deserves as someone who served as a lesson for us all. This means referring to him as male. If Brandon saw himself as male then we should refer to him accordingly. I suggest that whoever designed this IMDb movie profile should re-evaluate the way this profile is set up and change the cast description to Brandon Teena...himself (not herself). This is the first step to achieving what I'm sure Brandon would have wanted: to have transgendered people be accepted as how they see themselves- not how someone else sees them.


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