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. —Docurama Films
It was interesting to see direct interviews with the people involved and to see how differently if could have been for Brandon if he wouldn't have been entangled in such a nasty environment. And for the obviously low budget, I feel like the directors did the best that they really could, but the documentary would have been something great if someone with more experience and a higher budget had been involved.