• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Boys Don't Cry” is a 1999 American biographical film directed by . The movie is based on the true story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was raped and murdered in Nebraska in 1993.

The film follows Brandon Teena, who was assigned female at birth but lives as a man and moves to a small town in Nebraska. Brandon becomes friends with a group of locals, including Lana Tisdel, and begins a romantic relationship with her. However, when Brandon's biological sex is revealed, his friends turn on him, leading to a tragic end.

The movie explores themes of gender identity, sexuality, and discrimination, and highlights the challenges faced by the transgender community. The film's powerful performances by , who portrays Brandon Teena, and Chloe Sevigny, who plays Lana Tisdel, have been highly praised by critics and audiences.

“Boys Don't Cry” won several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for 's portrayal of Brandon Teena, and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for Chloe Sevigny. The film has been considered a landmark in the representation of the transgender community in cinema.

Directed by
Produced by Jeffrey Sharp John Hart Eva Kolodner Christine Vachon
Written by Andy Bienen
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Nathan Larson
Cinematography Jim Denault
Edited by Tracey Granger Lee Percy
Hart-Sharp Entertainment IFC Films Killer Films
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release date October 8, 1999 (New York Film Festival) October 22, 1999
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million
Box office $20.7 million

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