Boys Don't Cry

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The story

Young female-to-male transgender Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana (Chloë Sevigny), an aspiring singer, and begins to plan for their future together. But when her ex-convict friends, John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Tom (Brendan Sexton III), learn Brandon's secret, things change very quickly.

The Team

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Writer: Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen

Starring: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alison Folland, Alicia Goranson, Matt McGrath, Rob Campbell, Jeannetta Arnette

Acclaim

Winner of an Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, Independent Spirit Award, and NY Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (Hilary Swank).

Complete Awards List