Boys Don't Cry

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date: October 22, 1999

Current rating: Rating: 4.72
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Cast: Chloe Sevigny, Hilary Swank, Peter Sarsgaard


Based on a true story, the film focuses on the brief life of Teena Brandon (Hilary Swank) who becomes Brandon Teena and claims a new male identity in the rural town of Falls City, Nebraska. There, Brandon successfully pulls off portraying a man unbeknownst to the women he's dating, eventually falling in love with Lana (Chloe Sevigny).

He also befriends Lana's friends John and Tom. At first, Brandon's new friends like him and treat him as a buddy. But when Brandon's sexual identity is revealed, the deception triggers a spiral of horrific violence that ends in homicide.

Director: Kimberly Pierce
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Curtis Wehrfritz
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