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Brandon Teena Story (1998)
Rating:
Starring: Kate Bornstein, JoAnne Brandon, John Lotter, Tom Nissen, Brandon Teena
Director: Susan Muska, Greta Olasfsdottir
Category: Drama, Special Interest, Documentary
Studio: New Video DVD
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
88 mins

 
 

 

All Brandon wanted was to be one of the guys; unfortunately he was a girl.

To his girlfriends, he was the perfect boyfriend.To his killers, he was a freak.In the end, Brandon Teena became an American tragedy.

Winner of the Best Documentary awards at the Berlin and Vancouver film festivals, and the true story upon which the critically-acclaimed "Boys Don't Cry" is based, "The Brandon Teena Story" reveals how sparks from sexual ambiguity and individuality can ignite incomprehensible violence.By the time Teena Brandon was 21, she was living in Falls City, Nebraska, and assuming a new identity as a young man.Now Brandon Teena, he dated several women, showering them with flowers, gifts and compliments.Forged checks to pay for the courtship's landed him in jail, and his true gender was revealed -- so begins the events which led to Brandon's end.

Featuring interviews with those who loved him, those who hated him and the death row inmates who sealed his fate, The Brandon Teena Story is a horrific tale of prejudice and hatred in Americas heartland.