In Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) arrives to start a new future for himself. The local community falls for his charms and everyone becomes drawn to his innocence and wit. However, behind the charming persona is a totally different person - Brandon is actually a woman. After falling for a local karaoke singer (Chloe Sevigny), Brandon moves in with her family and wins them over. But when Brandon's secret is finally out, the rest of the family all turn against him, branding him sick and evil. Hilary Swank won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance.