October 8, 2005

Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry was based on the 1993 murder of a cross-dressing woman in Nebraska, after people she was socializing with discovered her secret. The film is a dramatization of the true events, but the emotional impact of the story remains true, in my opinion. I think this film was important because it brought to mainstream media hate towards alternative sexual identities, much as racial hate between whites and blacks has become acceptable for discussion in contemporary movies.

I do wish the movie had moved more quickly in the beginning. I found myself occasionally disinterested until later on, when the relationship started between Teena/Brandon and Lana. Until that point, things just seemed kind of stupid. A bunch of stupid people doing stupid things. And that makes it hard to establish a connection. For me at least.

Posted by josuah at October 8, 2005 7:42 AM UTC+00:00

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