Cover image for Boys don't cry
Title:
Boys don't cry
Author:
Swank, Hilary.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A transgendered youth starts living as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. He moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under his new identity. All goes well until his new friends discover his secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.

Includes an additional sound track of audio commentary by the director, a featurette (5 min.), the original theatrical trailer, and other related materials.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R.
Geographic Term:
UPC:
024543001737

024543001744

024543670759
Format :
DVD

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Central Library1Received on 8/13/18
Niagara Branch Library1Received on 8/14/18

Summary

Summary

Based on a true story, this drama was adapted from the life of Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, a woman who chose to live her life as a man and suffered tragic consequences as a result. In 1993, 20-year-old Brandon (Hilary Swank) leaves Lincoln, Nebraska for the nearby community of Falls City, where she sports a crew cut, favors jeans and boots, and is regarded as a man by most of the people in town. While Brandon's friend Lonny (Matt McGrath) warns her that sexual outsiders aren't looked upon kindly in Falls City, she develops a reputation for being something of a ladies' man, and is soon living with a single mother named Candace (Alicia Goranson). But when Brandon meets teenage Lana (Chloe Sevigny), the two become romantically involved almost immediately. Brandon makes friends with Lana's mother (Jeanetta Arnette) and a burly ex-con named John (Peter Sarsgaard). John and his buddy Tom (Brendan Sexton) run with a rough group of men who like to drink and carouse, and they accept Brandon as one of their own. However, when Brandon ends up in jail on a traffic violation, her secret comes out, and, while Lana stands by Brandon's side, John and Tom feel betrayed -- and their anger soon boils over into violence. A distinguished feature debut for director Kimberly Peirce, Boys Don't Cry was enthusiastically received in its showings at 1999 film festivals in Venice, Toronto, and New York. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi