Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart.Written by
To prepare for her role, Hilary Swank lived life as a man for at least a month, including wrapping her chest in tension bandages and putting socks down the front of her pants much the same way that Brandon Teena did. See more »
When the girls (and Brandon) go on a trip to Kansas City, the Dallas skyline can be seen. See more »
Think they'd recognize her if we chopped off her head and her hands?
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Thanks to ... everyone who volunteered to speak about his or her experiences and help with research. See more »
A New Shade of Blue
Written by Bobby Fuller and Mary Stone Huffman
Performed by Bobby Fuller
Published by Bug Music, Inc. o/b/o Warcloud Music (BMI), Golden Unlimited Music (BMI)
Courtesy of DEL-FI Records, Inc.
by arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company See more »
I just watched Boys don´t cry, and I am really sad about what I saw here. It is so hard to understand that there are still people out there (in America) who feel threatened if there is a queer, transsexual or just DIFFERENT person.... Hillary Swank´s outstanding,natural performance among the other great ones... the beautiful scenery and great music... the realistic setting of a hick, disillusioned village ... it all comes together to have created a wonderful, touching film that should everybody make thoughtful about why they don´t like some other people or what kind of prejudices they have.... watch that film!!
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