Boys Don't Cry

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Title Boys Don't Cry
Premiere October 8, 1999
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Purchase Available on Amazon
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May contain triggers


A 1999 film based on the true story of Brandon Teena, an FTM transgender man in rural Nebraska. Born Teena Renae Brandon in 1972, Teena was raped and murdered in 1993 at the age of 21 by two male acquaintances after they discovered he was transgender. The film starred Hillary Swank as Teena and was a critical success. Swank received an Oscar for Best Actress for her role, and co-star Chloë Sevigny, who played Teena's girlfriend Lana Tisdel, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

The story was also the subject of a non-fiction documentary called The Brandon Teena Story.

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