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The Brandon Teena Story

Documentary film about Brandon Teena, who arrived in rural Falls City, Nebraska, in 1993 where his charm won him several friends in town. But on Christmas Eve Brandon was brutally raped and beaten, and then, a week later, murdered along with two other people, when his friends became enraged when they discovered that he was actually a woman. This is a tale of Brandon's coming of age struggle with identity and how his gender ambiguity induced feelings of betrayal, confusion and hostility among residents of a town in America's heartland. A film by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir. 1998. 90 min.