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 is an American tragedy. Winner of best documentary awards at the Berlin and Vancouver film festivals and the true story upon which the critically acclaimed film Boys Don't Cry is based, The Brandon Teena Story reveals how sparks from sexual ambiguity and individuality can ignite incomprehensible violence.