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    with a girl who wants to be a boy. She changes her image and then, she goes off to live as a boy in another town. The movie is relevant to this course because many time people are confused or maybe just unaccepted about things that happen in their life. Society doesn’t agree with everything that is presented to them so it makes you change who you are to fit the standard and be accepted. The story in this film was presented with a girl by the name of Teena. Teena was living in Lincoln, Nebraska being shut out by everyone because she was a girl preferred having relations with people of the same gender. Teena grew very tired of living in Lincoln so she changed her image by cutting…

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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…

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    types of struggles. Eliezer is facing struggle to survive from death (or to escape from Germans), whereas Teena is struggling to prove herself to the world, just to stay happy and uphold the judgmental society. Eliezer was struggling to live his life without any freedom - freedom to talk, freedom to eat, freedom to walk or freedom to run, etc, etc. The prisoners were not given food and water for three days, and they believed that God would keep them alive. “We didn’t know what to do. Tired of…

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    Boys Don’t Cry, written and directed by Kimberly Peirce, is a film adapted from the true story of Brandon Teena, a transgendered individual who was brutally raped and murdered because of his gender identity. In the film, Brandon Teena is a female to male transgender person who is in a constant struggle with his identity, and the restrictions of the standard gender binary and sexuality put in place by society. As a result of this struggle, and Brandon’s unwillingness to submit, he was raped and…

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    Boys Don’t Cry is a tragic film based on true story of Brandon Teena casted by Hilary Swank, a transsexual youth who wanders aimlessly leaving his home of Lincoln and finally reaching Falls City, Nebraska where he discovers a new group of friends. Teena Brandon, who was actually a born female decides to reject all of her feminine attributes and decides to lead her life as a man. In Falls City, Brandon surrenders herself for a young woman named Lana starring Chloe Sevigny in the movie. Lana by…

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    “Boys Don’t Cry” is film based on the true story about the life of Brandon Teena, a transgender male. This film shows what life was like for Teena Brandon to transition to living life as Brandon Teena. It shows the struggle that he had to go through to live life and blend in as a male. Provides a clear picture of the sociological factors that affect the lives of transgender individuals and the reality of what could possibly result from others finding out about them. It shows the reality of…

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    getting loose or careless with our morals/ values. When I think that’s the complete opposite, yes, we aren’t as conservative as we once were but that doesn’t make it a bad thing. When I think about discrimination many things come to mind, gender, race, sexuality, physical ability, mental ability, income, even down to possessions. and some people are even relentless enough to attempt and sometimes succeed to act upon it. These actions are called hate crimes and are a worldwide phenomenon that…

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    film is a 1999 drama film that is based off of a true story that had been directed by Kimberly Peirce. This film is about a boy named Brandon Teena, but in reality is named Teena a female, known to be Transsexual. Teena feels she should be a male and cuts her hair off, dresses up like a male and changes her name (Peirce & Bienen, 1999). This film starts out at night with a young male adult, Brandon Teena that goes with his older cousin Lonny that is homosexual to a skating rink. Brandon goes…

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    Boys Dont Cry Analysis

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    adapted from the real life story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was passing in rural Nebraska. After passing for some time and successfully dating local girls, Brandon was brutally beaten, raped, and murdered at the hands of two cisgender men who felt threatened by his masculinity. Peirce, with her “long-standing interest in transvestism and transsexuality,” sought to reclaim sensationalized media accounts of the 1993 murder of the real Brandon Teena (Leigh, 18). This paper will…

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    Boys Don T Cry Analysis

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    Not only does he think of himself as a man but, dresses and ‘acts’ like one. He is shown to perform traditional masculine gender roles like, getting into fights with men over girls and certain rites of passage common to the male youngsters belonging to the trailer park community like riding the back of a flatbed truck holding on to a rope while the truck goes around in circles in an empty lot. Only a little into the film, when Brandon is shown undressing that you see that he has wound up his…

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