A transgendered youth starts living as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. He moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under his new identity. All goes well until his new friends discover his secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself.
Murder -- Nebraska -- Fiction.
Nebraska -- Fiction.
Rape victims -- Nebraska -- Fiction.
Teena, Brandon, 1972-1993 -- Fiction.
Transsexuals -- Nebraska -- Fiction.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fox Searchlight Pictures, production company.
Hart-Sharp Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Independent Film Channel, production company.
Killer Films, production company.
Peirce, Kimberly, screenwriter, film director.
Sarsgaard, Peter, actor.
Sevigny, Chloë, actor.
Sexton, Brendan, 1980- actor.
Sharp, Jeffrey, film producer.
Swank, Hilary, actor.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., film distributor.