The Brandon Teena Story Directed by Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir, 1998
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 became an American tragedy.
When it arrived on the big screen in 1988, THE BRANDON TEENA STORY was powerful, intense and intimately personal — audiences were stunned and outraged by this chilling portrait of intolerance. The inspiration for the Oscar®- winning film Boys Don’t Cry, the documentary went on to be an international theatrical hit and has since earned status as one of the seminal documentary films of the 1990s.
Featuring interviews with those who loved him, those who hated him and the prison inmates who sealed his fate, as well as a new interview with the filmmakers and never-before-seen footage, THE BRANDON TEENA STORY: COLLECTOR’S EDITION is a classic, must-see tale of prejudice and hatred in America’s heartland.
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