The Brandon Teena Story (documentary)

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The Brandon Teena Story (documentary)

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I just finished watching The Brandon Teena Story, which is a documentary. I don't think I had heard about this before watching it.

I felt myself getting really angry during the film, especially whenever Sherrif Laux was being interviewed. If you've seen the documentary, did you get mad too? If you don't know about this case or documentary, basically Teena is transgendered. She gets raped by two men. She tells this Sheriff but during his interview with her, he doesn't even sound concerned about the rape. He just keeps asking her things like, "why do you go after girls if you are a girl?". Even Teena says at one point, "I don't understand what this has to do with what I am telling you".

The film is from 1998 so it's not new or anything (just new to me). Have you seen the documentary or had just heard of this? What are your thoughts?
12/31/2012
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GONE! GONE!
I can't watch it. As far as I know the wrong pronouns are used for him the entire time and I don't want to see another transgender person having horrible things happen and just... Ugh.
12/31/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I haven't seen it... I'll have to look on Netflix.
12/31/2012
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Originally posted by kitty1949
I haven't seen it... I'll have to look on Netflix.
That's actually where I had watched it!
12/31/2012
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Of course, Teena's story was portrayed in the movie Boys Don't Cry.
01/02/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I've watched it in a few different classes and I was also really angered by the reactions of the people in the documentary. It's a really sad story.
01/02/2013
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