Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart.Written by
There is no Hunt County in Nebraska. The city of Lincoln, the state Capitol, is in Lancaster county and is a college town (University of Nebraska) which results in a large population under 25 for a city its size, approx. 300,000. See more »
When the girls (and Brandon) go on a trip to Kansas City, the Dallas skyline can be seen. See more »
Think they'd recognize her if we chopped off her head and her hands?
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Thanks to ... everyone who volunteered to speak about his or her experiences and help with research. See more »
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.) See more »
I just couldn't get through this movie. It was too long and painful to sit through.(Not painful as in gut-wrenching but painful as in just plain boring!) Usually I like movies based on reality but I had trouble garnering any sympathy for this bunch. I know I probably missed the best part by stopping the movie at about the 3/4 point, but I just couldn't take any more. Whether they are real or imagined it gets tiring watching people self-destruct at a snail's pace. I just didn't care what happened to them - good, bad or indifferent! It was like watching paint dry....you know there are a thousand other things you could be doing that would be more stimulating! As for the acting, it was ok. Nothing to write home about. Would I recommend this movie to anyone? Certainly, if they were having trouble sleeping! 3 out of 10
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