Teena Brandon alters her appearance to appear as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. She moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under her new identity. All goes well until her new friends discover her secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.
Includes an additional sound track of audio commentary by the director, a featurette (5 min.), the original theatrical trailer, and other related materials.
Producers, Jeffrey Sharp ... [et al.] ; writers, Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen ; director, Kimberly Peirce ; cinematography, Jim Denault ; editors, Lee Percy, Tracy Granger ; music, Nathan Larson.
Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III.
Consensus: Hilary Swank's acclaimed performance pays fitting tribute to the tragic life of Brandon Teena.
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