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The Brandon Teena Story

  NR Closed Captioning

Susan Muska & Greta Olafsdottir

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Plot Summary

To his girlfriends, he was the perfect boyfriend. To his killers, he was a gender-bending freak. To the law, he got what he deserved. Ultimately, Brandon Teena is an American tragedy. Winner of 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, inverting her name as well as her sexuality. There Brandon dated several women, showering them with flowers, gifts and compliments. Forged checks to pay for the courtships landed him in jail, and his true gender was revealed; so began the events which lead 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 America's heartland.

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A Real Eye Opener About LGBT Struggle

I had a knot in my stomach when I watched "Boys Don't Cry." It was by far one of the most tragic films I ever saw. At the same time, it's a film everyone should see. The same can be said for "The Brandon Teena Story." This documentary is the true story "Boys Don't Cry" is based off of. It really illustrates the fact that hate against the LGBT community does still exist and it needs to be taken seriously.

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that movie was me. i cant believe it. i cried. i am me. i can be myself. i loved it.

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