Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry

A young transgender man explores his gender identity and searches for love in rural Nebraska.

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Boys Don't Cry


Biography, Drama, LGBTQ119 Mins1999R

Young female-to-male transgender Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana (Chloë Sevigny), an aspiring singer, and begins to plan for their future together. But when her ex-convict friends, John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Tom (Brendan Sexton III), learn Brandon's secret, things change very quickly.


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