A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska.
“Boys Don’t Cry” is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Hilary Swank. The movie is based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was raped and murdered in 1993 in Nebraska. The film explores Brandon’s life, his relationships, and the tragic events that led to his death.
Hilary Swank plays the role of Brandon Teena, a young woman who identifies as a man and moves to a small town in Nebraska where he meets a group of friends. As he becomes more and more involved in their lives, he falls in love with a young woman named Lana, played by Chloe Sevigny. However, when his secret is discovered, Brandon is violently attacked by two of his friends.
The movie is a powerful and emotional portrayal of the struggles that transgender people face, including discrimination, violence, and the difficulty of being accepted for who they are. “Boys Don’t Cry” was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including an Academy Award for Hilary Swank for Best Actress. The film is considered an important work in LGBTQ cinema and has helped raise awareness about the issues faced by transgender individuals.