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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.
13th Sep '16 12:01:23 AM OnTheHillside
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12th Sep '16 11:38:22 PM OnTheHillside
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* KarmaHoudini: Charles Laux, the sheriff who [[spoiler:asked Brandon invasive, demeaning questions about his rape and essentially signed his death warrant by refusing to arrest his killers]] never faces any real consequences. In real life, he went on to lead a long, comfortable career before retiring as a school bus driver.
2nd Sep '16 8:35:12 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationNameChange : Real life Lisa Lambert is named Candace in the movie.
* AdaptedOut: Phillip Devine, who was murdered at the same time as Brandon and Candace / Lisa.
* ArtisticLicenceHistory: Lana Tisdel claims that she didn't continue a relationship with Brandon once she discovered his true identity. The movie depicts them having sex at least once afterwards.

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* AdaptationNameChange : AdaptationNameChange: Real life Lisa Lambert is named Candace in the movie.
* AdaptedOut: Phillip Devine, who was murdered at the same time as Brandon and Candace / Lisa.
Lisa. His girlfriend Leslie, who was also Lana's sister, was left out.
* ArtisticLicenceHistory: ArtisticLicenceHistory:
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Lana Tisdel claims that she didn't continue a relationship with Brandon once she discovered his true identity. The movie depicts them having sex at least once afterwards.afterwards.
** She also wasn't there at the scene of the murder, which the movie shows happening right in front of her.



* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Lana and her mother.

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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Lana and her mother. The real Lana took exception to this depiction.
2nd Sep '16 8:12:08 AM fearlessnikki
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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: Lana Tisdel claims that she didn't continue a relationship with Brandon once she discovered his true identity. The movie depicts them having sex at least once afterwards.



* BlatantLies: Brandon makes up a ton of lies besides the obvious, like having a kid of his own, a model for a sister and has traveled the world. Also, prior to landing the role, Creator/HilarySwank lied both about her age and about her origins. When called out for it, she said she lied because that's what Brandon would do.

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* BlatantLies: BlatantLies:
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Brandon makes up a ton of lies besides the obvious, like having a kid of his own, a model for a sister and has traveled the world. Also, prior to landing the role, Creator/HilarySwank lied both about her age and about her origins. When called out for it, she said she lied because that's what Brandon would do.



* 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.]] Apparently Texas cities are metropolitan enough to fill in for other states, but not for its own.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Graceland Memphis Tennessee.

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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.]] Apparently Texas cities are metropolitan enough to fill in for other states, but not for its own.
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Graceland "Graceland Memphis Tennessee.Tennessee", something Brandon is playfully mocked for by Lana.



* DownerEnding

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* DownerEndingDownerEnding: [[spoiler: Both Brandon and Candace are shot dead, Tom and John do time in prison and the only glimmer of hope is Lana leaving town to see the world]].



* InfantImmortality: Candace's young son.

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* InfantImmortality: Candace's young son.son is left alive while [[spoiler: she and Brandon are shot by Tom and John]].



* TheMedic: The kind nurse that patches Brandon up serves this purpose. Although she has no "powers" in the specific sense, she nonetheless helps Brandon, in contrast to the police.



* OscarBait: Swank won the Academy Award for Best Actress. In addition, Chloe Sevigny was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and the film won several other awards.

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* OscarBait: BasedOnATrueStory, featuring an LGBT character and an actress undergoing BeautyInversion - though the film is slightly grittier than most examples. Swank won the Academy Award for Best Actress. In addition, Chloe Sevigny was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and the film won several other awards.



* RapeAsDrama

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* RapeAsDramaRapeAsDrama: [[spoiler: Brandon is brutally raped by both Tom and John once they discover the truth.]]



* TheMedic: The kind nurse that patches Brandon up serves this purpose. Although she has no "powers" in the specific sense, she nonetheless helps Brandon, in contrast to the police.
31st Aug '16 11:20:45 PM OnTheHillside
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* HopeSpot: The first half of the movie is essentially one big, awful hope spot for Brandon. Troubled and aimless, he suddenly finds himself surrounded by friends, head over heels in love, and able to see a happy future for himself. [[spoiler:And then it all goes horribly wrong.]]
31st Aug '16 11:04:49 PM OnTheHillside
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* LoveableRogue: Brandon steals, skirts the law, and lies (to plump up his image, in addition to the obvious ones meant to protect himself.) However, he's also a genuinely nice guy who doesn't really want to hurt anyone.
3rd Mar '16 12:37:52 AM shamblingdead2
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* BrainlessBeauty: Brandon. "I'm going to Memphis, Graceland, and Tennessee."

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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).]]
* BrainlessBeauty: Brandon. "I'm going to Memphis, Graceland, and Tennessee.""
1st Mar '16 11:58:20 AM shamblingdead2
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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. Brandon 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 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 [[spoiler: after they beat and rape him. him, in order to DestroyTheEvidence. Brandon escapes [[BathroomBreakout escapes]] through the bathroom window]].
29th Feb '16 11:29:06 PM shamblingdead2
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname : Lana's mom is only called "Mom" in the film, and the character name is...Lana's Mom.



* 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.

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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. Brandon escapes through the bathroom window]].
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