History Film / BoysDontCry

9th Apr '18 2:05:49 PM Pichu-kun
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Directed by Kimberly Peirce and released in 1999, ''Boys Don't Cry'' is the story of the life and death of a young [[UsefulNotes/{{Transsexual}} trans man]] named Brandon Teena (Creator/HilarySwank). His legal name was Teena Brandon, but that was unknown to the gang of misogynist homophobic rednecks he joined.

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Directed by Kimberly Peirce and released in 1999, ''Boys Don't Cry'' is the story of the life and death of a young [[UsefulNotes/{{Transsexual}} [[{{transgender}} trans man]] named Brandon Teena (Creator/HilarySwank). His legal name was Teena Brandon, but that was unknown to the gang of misogynist homophobic rednecks he joined.
3rd Mar '18 9:04:39 AM wheresthehandle
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* ShowerOfAngst: Brandon takes a shower after [[spoiler: he has been raped by men who discovered his birth sex]], with the camera lingering on shots of his female body. Subverted in the previous scene when John and Tom try to force him to have a shower [[spoiler: after they beat and rape him, in order to DestroyTheEvidence. Brandon [[BathroomBreakout escapes]] through the bathroom window]].

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* ShowerOfAngst: Brandon takes a shower after [[spoiler: he has been raped by men who discovered his birth true sex]], with the camera lingering on shots of his female body. Subverted in the previous scene when John and Tom try to force him to have a shower [[spoiler: after they beat and rape him, in order to DestroyTheEvidence. Brandon [[BathroomBreakout escapes]] through the bathroom window]].
3rd Mar '18 8:59:52 AM wheresthehandle
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They accepted him as one of the guys, and he even started dating the sister of one of these new friends. Of course, when they "discovered" that he was assigned female, they considered him to be a lesbian. Homophobic hate crimes ensued.

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They accepted him as one of the guys, and he even started dating the sister of one of these new friends. Of course, when they "discovered" that he was assigned female, they considered him to be a lesbian. Homophobic hate crimes ensued.
15th Jul '17 1:29:26 AM infernape612
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* BloodlessCarnage : Not even a drop after [[spoiler: Candace is shot, and a little splash, despite Brandon getting it in the throat (right at the carotid artery).]]

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* BloodlessCarnage : BloodlessCarnage: Not even a drop after [[spoiler: Candace is shot, and a little splash, despite Brandon getting it in the throat (right at the carotid artery).]]
10th Jul '17 5:24:04 AM RicPot
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Directed by Kimberly Peirce and released in 1999, ''Boys Don't Cry'' is the story of the life and death of a young [[UsefulNotes/{{Transsexual}} transman]] named Brandon Teena (Creator/HilarySwank). His legal name was Teena Brandon, but that was unknown to the gang of misogynist homophobic rednecks he joined.

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Directed by Kimberly Peirce and released in 1999, ''Boys Don't Cry'' is the story of the life and death of a young [[UsefulNotes/{{Transsexual}} transman]] trans man]] named Brandon Teena (Creator/HilarySwank). His legal name was Teena Brandon, but that was unknown to the gang of misogynist homophobic rednecks he joined.
17th Feb '17 7:37:33 PM creader
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* TheCasanova: Brandon is this. If anything, the movie is rather restrained in depicting just how much of a Casanova he was.



* TheCasanova: Brandon is this. If anything, the movie is rather restrained in depicting just how much of a Casanova he was.
17th Feb '17 7:37:01 PM creader
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Brendon Sexton III, who played Tom, walked away in tears after filming the rape scene.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname : Lana's mom is only called "Mom" in the film, and the character name is...Lana's Mom.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname : OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Lana's mom is only called "Mom" in the film, and the character name is...Lana's Mom.
10th Feb '17 11:27:32 AM ectostar
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Despite taking place in Nebraska, the "night in the big city" montage was filmed in, and features the prominent buildings of, downtown [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas.]]
2nd Feb '17 9:54:43 AM Mdumas43073
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The story of the life and death of a young [[UsefulNotes/{{Transsexual}} transman]] named Brandon Teena. His legal name was Teena Brandon, but that was unknown to the gang of misogynist homophobic rednecks he joined.

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The Directed by Kimberly Peirce and released in 1999, ''Boys Don't Cry'' is the story of the life and death of a young [[UsefulNotes/{{Transsexual}} transman]] named Brandon Teena.Teena (Creator/HilarySwank). His legal name was Teena Brandon, but that was unknown to the gang of misogynist homophobic rednecks he joined.
13th Sep '16 12:11:08 AM OnTheHillside
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* TheCasanova: Brandon is this. If anything, the movie is rather restrained in depicting just how much of a Casanova he was.
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