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March 22, 2011

The Brandon Teena Story

Documentary film about Brandon Teena, who arrived in rural Falls City, Nebraska, in 1993 where he finds some new friends. Three weeks later he is brutally raped and beaten by friends who discover that he is actually a woman. A week later the same two men murder Teena along with two other people. This is a tale of Brandon's coming of age struggle with identity and how his gender ambiguity induced feelings of betrayal, confusion and hostility among residents of a town in America's heartland.

Released in 1999

Also a motion picture (Boys Don't Cry 29898-D) staring Hilary Swank also released in 1999 ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 30653-D 88 minutes

Posted by mcmike at March 22, 2011 03:56 PM

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