Trivia: Boys Don't Cry

  • Dyeing for Your Art: Hilary Swank lived as a man to prepare for her role as Brandon Teena.
  • Star-Making Role: Hillary Swank as Brandon Teena.
  • What Could Have Been : Kimberly Peirce envisioned a young Jodie Foster as Brandon, and Drew Barrymore was attached early on. Both Alecia Goranson and Chloe Sevigny auditioned for the part before being cast in other roles.