History Film / BoysDontCry

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]].
20th Feb '16 8:58:06 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:215:Brandon Teena, just a regular guy. Played by Creator/HilarySwank.]]

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.

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.

Not to be confused with MenDontCry or the boy band from a ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' episode.

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[[caption-width-right:215:Brandon [[caption-width-right:215: Brandon Teena, just a regular guy. Played by Creator/HilarySwank.]]

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.

joined.

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.

hate crimes ensued.

Not to be confused with MenDontCry or the boy band from a ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode.



!!Tropes:

* 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.

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!!Tropes:


!! Tropes:

* AdaptationNameChange : Real-life Real life Lisa Lambert is named Candace in the movie.
movie.
* AdaptedOut: Phillip Devine, who was murdered at the same time as Brandon and Candace/Lisa. Candace / Lisa.



* 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 travelled 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.
** Also, Lana lies about quitting her job.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Blonde Candace, brunette Kate and reddish-blonde Lana.
* BrainlessBeauty: Brandon. "I'm going to Memphis, Graceland and Tennessee."
* BrokenAesop: The movie's tagline talks about "having the courage to be yourself" when the film's protagonist is a compulsive liar (claiming to have a kid, traveling the world, etc.), and when he does "be himself", [[spoiler:he ends up getting raped and murdered]].
* 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.
* DisappearedDad: Lana's father is nowhere to be found and neither is the father of Candace's baby. Brandon's family is absent--he lies about it, then later says his father died when Brandon was very young.

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* 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 travelled 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.
do.
** Also, Lana lies about quitting her job.
job.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Blonde Candace, brunette Kate and reddish-blonde reddish blonde Lana.
* BrainlessBeauty: Brandon. "I'm going to Memphis, Graceland Graceland, and Tennessee."
* BrokenAesop: The movie's tagline talks about "having the courage to be yourself" when the film's protagonist is a compulsive liar (claiming to have a kid, traveling the world, etc.), and when he does "be himself", [[spoiler:he himself," [[spoiler: he ends up getting raped and murdered]].
murdered.]]
* 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]]. Dallas.]] Apparently Texas cities are metropolitan enough to fill in for other states, but not for its own.
own.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment : DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Graceland Memphis Tennessee.
Tennessee.
* DisappearedDad: Lana's father is nowhere to be found and neither is the father of Candace's baby. Brandon's family is absent--he lies about it, then later says his father died when Brandon was very young.



* {{Foreshadowing}} : After John kicks everyone but Lana out of the car and drives away, Tom comments that John has no impulse control.
* GagPenis: The fake "gear" that Brandon is packing is impossible.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Lana and her mother.

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* {{Foreshadowing}} : {{Foreshadowing}}: After John kicks everyone but Lana out of the car and drives away, Tom comments that John has no impulse control.
control.
* GagPenis: The fake "gear" that Brandon is packing is impossible.
impossible.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Lana and her mother.



* MeaningfulEcho: When Brandon walks Lana home and she's embarrassed about her house, he says "You're so pretty." Near the end of the film when Brandon is hiding out in the barn after [[spoiler:being raped]], Lana says "You're so pretty," and kisses him.
* MissingMom: The mother of John's daughter April is out of the picture.
* MurderTheHypotenuse : It's implied that John is interested in/obsessed with Lana, and this is part of his motivation (aside from homophobia and poor impulse control).
* ObstructiveBureaucrat : Along with a large dose of ObfuscatingStupidity, the bonehead sheriff who keeps asking rude and inflammatory questions.
* 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.
* PoliceAreUseless : Not only do they not believe Brandon, they seem to think he deserved what he got.

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* MeaningfulEcho: When Brandon walks Lana home and she's embarrassed about her house, he says "You're so pretty." Near the end of the film when Brandon is hiding out in the barn after [[spoiler:being raped]], [[spoiler: being raped,]] Lana says "You're so pretty," and kisses him.
* MissingMom: The mother of John's daughter April is out of the picture.
picture.
* MurderTheHypotenuse : MurderTheHypotenuse: It's implied that John is interested in/obsessed with Lana, and this is part of his motivation (aside from homophobia and poor impulse control).
control).
* ObstructiveBureaucrat : ObstructiveBureaucrat: Along with a large dose of ObfuscatingStupidity, the bonehead sheriff who keeps asking rude and inflammatory questions.
questions.
* 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.
awards.
* PoliceAreUseless : PoliceAreUseless: Not only do they not believe Brandon, they seem to think he deserved what he got. got.



* RightThroughHisPants : Brandon doesn't take off his clothes when he has sex with Lana. Justified, in this case, as he doesn't want to reveal his secret yet.
* 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.
* TheMedic : The kind nurse that patches Brandon up serves this purpose. Although she has no "powers" in the spec-fic sense, she nonetheless helps Brandon, in contrast to the police.

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* RightThroughHisPants : RightThroughHisPants: Brandon doesn't take off his clothes when he has sex with Lana. Justified, in this case, as he doesn't want to reveal his secret yet.
yet.
* ShowerOfAngst: Brandon takes a shower after [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: he has been raped by men who discovered his birth sex]], with the camera lingering on shots of his female body.
body.
* TheMedic : TheMedic: The kind nurse that patches Brandon up serves this purpose. Although she has no "powers" in the spec-fic specific sense, she nonetheless helps Brandon, in contrast to the police. police.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Seems like a number of facts about the events portrayed in the movie were omitted and others outright fabricated. The real Lana Tisdel disliked how she was portrayed and described the movie as "the second murder of Brandon Teena."
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Kate disappears after Brandon [[spoiler:is exposed in front of everyone]] and we never hear what happened to her. Also, Candace's baby is last seen walking back into the bedroom after [[spoiler:she's been shot]], and it's not said what happened to him (In real life Mom took the baby). Ditto for John's daughter April. John states early in the movie that April's mother gave him to her for "a few days," so it's a fair assumption the child went back to her mom.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Seems like a number of facts about the events portrayed in the movie were omitted and others outright fabricated. The real Lana Tisdel disliked how she was portrayed and described the movie as "the "The second murder of Brandon Teena."
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Kate disappears after Brandon [[spoiler:is [[spoiler: is exposed in front of everyone]] and we never hear what happened to her. Also, Candace's baby is last seen walking back into the bedroom after [[spoiler:she's [[spoiler: she's been shot]], and it's not said what happened to him (In real life Mom took the baby). Ditto for John's daughter April. John states early in the movie that April's mother gave him to her for "a few days," so it's a fair assumption the child went back to her mom. \n
16th Feb '16 3:36:53 PM shamblingdead2
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* RightThroughHisJeans : Brandon doesn't take off his clothes when he has sex with Lana. Justified, in this case, as he doesn't want to reveal his secret yet.

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* RightThroughHisJeans RightThroughHisPants : Brandon doesn't take off his clothes when he has sex with Lana. Justified, in this case, as he doesn't want to reveal his secret yet.
16th Feb '16 2:55:37 PM shamblingdead2
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** Also, Lana lies about quitting her job.


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* ItIsDehumanizing : Mom refers to Brandon as "It" after they discover the truth.


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* RightThroughHisJeans : Brandon doesn't take off his clothes when he has sex with Lana. Justified, in this case, as he doesn't want to reveal his secret yet.
16th Feb '16 2:15:55 PM shamblingdead2
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* MurderTheHypotenuse : It's implied that John is interested in/obsessed with Lana, and this is part of his motivation (aside from homophobia and poor impulse control).
16th Feb '16 2:11:42 PM shamblingdead2
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment : Graceland Memphis Tennesses.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment : Graceland Memphis Tennesses.Tennessee.


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* {{Foreshadowing}} : After John kicks everyone but Lana out of the car and drives away, Tom comments that John has no impulse control.


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* ObstructiveBureaucrat : Along with a large dose of ObfuscatingStupidity, the bonehead sheriff who keeps asking rude and inflammatory questions.


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* PoliceAreUseless : Not only do they not believe Brandon, they seem to think he deserved what he got.


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* TheMedic : The kind nurse that patches Brandon up serves this purpose. Although she has no "powers" in the spec-fic sense, she nonetheless helps Brandon, in contrast to the police.
16th Feb '16 2:02:42 PM shamblingdead2
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* 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 travelled the world. Also, prior to landing the role, she 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: Brandon makes up a ton of lies besides the obvious, like having a kid of his own, a model for a sister and has travelled the world. Also, prior to landing the role, she 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.



* HeteronormativeCrusader: Brandon's friends take this path when they find out his biological sex.

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* HeteronormativeCrusader: Brandon's friends take this path when they find out his biological sex. Also the mob that chases Brandon in the first scene.
* InfantImmortality: Candace's young son.
16th Feb '16 1:58:59 PM shamblingdead2
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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.


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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment : Graceland Memphis Tennesses.
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