Boy Dont Cry Movie Review: Boys Don T Cry

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“Boys Don’t Cry” was written by Kimberly Peirce and Andy Bienen and is based on the true story of Brandon Teena. Brandon Teena was born Teena Brandon, in Lincoln Nebraska. He is a transgender male and none of his family or people from his home town understand. In the opening scene Brandon is going on a date. Things go very well and when he takes the girl home they kiss. Unfortunately, some guys find out and chase Brandon back to his cousin’s house shouting obscenities, threatening him, and calling him names like “fag” and “dike.” Brandon’s cousin gets upset with him because he isn’t a boy and wants him to just admit that he’s a “dike.” When Brandon refuses to do this his cousin kicks him out. With nowhere else to go, Brandon heads for the local …show more content…
This movie was an amazing movie. It showed Brandon’s real struggle and longing to be accepted. “Boys Don’t Cry” shows the unacceptance of people who are different, whether they be black, gay, transgender, etc. I personally formed a connection with both Brandon and Lana’s characters. When bad things happened to Brandon I felt for him, when Lana loved Brandon and saw him for who he really was despite what he is on the outside I got really emotional. This movie repeatedly attacked my emotions and made me feel, sad, happy, angry, and disgusted, among many other emotions. I would definitely recommend this movie to not only my fellow classmates in my social work classes, but also my friends, and anyone who is looking to understand the life of a transgender person more. This movie does a good job showing the daily struggles Brandon had to deal with. As a social worker these types of issues would be things we would deal with. We could be working with a transgender individual to help them find support, understanding, and acceptance. We could also be helping their families find these things as well which in turn would help the transgender individual as well. We will advocate for their rights to equality and stand up to the discrimination of LGBT

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