The Brandon Teena Story (1998)

The Brandon Teena Story


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This documentary covers the story of a Nebraska triple homicide, beginning with the Lincoln, Nebraska birth of Teena Brandon, a woman who later made a change of both name and sex. In December 1993, Brandon left Lincoln for Falls City, began dating a woman, passed a bad check, and was booked under 'his' real name. When locals learned of his true nature, they were so outraged that they beat and raped him on Christmas Eve. After Brandon filed a complaint, he was found dead on New Year's Eve, along … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Olafsdottir, Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir
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On DVD: Jan 25, 2000
Bless Bless Productions

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Critic Reviews for The Brandon Teena Story

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 10, 2009
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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It's absorbing, often stomach-turning stuff, but, in the interests of filling feature length, the filmmakers stretch things out too much.

Full Review… | January 3, 2007
Film Journal International

The strength of The Brandon Teena Story is that it briefly lets us hear Brandon speak for himself.

Full Review… | May 27, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Brandon Teena Story

This movie was truly heartbreaking to watch. It's sad that this even happened,simply because people were uncomfortable within themselves and plain old ignorance.

Messina H

FANTASTIC documentary. Everyone needs to see this. It is so real and it just kills me that such an amazing person like Brandon was murdered for no reason at all. He is such an inspiration. Some parts of this are hard to watch and listen to, but it is interesting and important.

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