I went into the Astor Place Barber Shop in New York City.  It’s not there anymore. My hair was longer than it is now, and I asked them to please cut my hair off, and they wouldn’t do it.  They kept saying, “Is this for a student film?  Are you sure you want to cut your hair off?  What are you doing?  What are you doing?” and the first person wouldn’t do it. Finally, we got someone who would do it, and it was probably the most physical part of the kind of transformation. Afterwards, I had someone meet me at a coffee shop across the way, and I remember standing there, and I was in the clothes that I had auditioned in, and they were looking right past me.  They would look at me and look right past me, and I thought, “Wow, this is wonderful.  This is the first step in this preparation.” And then after that, for four weeks, I would just, every single day, go out and try and pass as a boy, which is what Brandon Teena had done.