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Boys Don't Cry

By | April 2005
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Movie Response
Boys Don't Cry
First I just want to say that if I didn't have to watch this movie for class, then it wouldn't normally appeal for me to watch it. I didn't have anything against this movie; I just personally do not like watching movies that have a negative vibe like it did at the end of this movie. I know that this movie was supposed to be based on the true story of Teena Brandon, however, after watching this movie, I looked up the true story and it turned out that the movie was really faithful to the actual real life events that occurred.

At first, as I was watching the movie, I was confused as to why Teena wanted to dress up at as a man and be called Brandon. I thought that maybe she was just lesbian that didn't like dressing like a girl and wanted more of the masculine look. But then I found out that she was just having issues with not feeling right being a woman. She felt that she was stuck inside the wrong body. That's why she wanted to dress up as a man, and later on actually be able to get the operation that would make her a man physically.

Throughout the movie, I really wanted her to go back home and leave those people she met at the bar. Personally, I could tell that those people were not, "good people." They seemed like they didn't have their life straight. It seemed like Teena/Brandon wanted to leave, but for some reason, she decided to stay. I think it was mainly because she felt that she was accepted by them, mainly because they thought she was a guy.

When Brandon started liking the girl Lana, I knew then going back home was not on his mind anymore. I didn't expect for Brandon/Teena to actually use an artificial penis and be able to have "sex" with Lana. At this part of the movie, I was certain that Lana would realize that Brandon was girl, but she didn't. Brandon/Teena actually pulled it off as though he was a man. I couldn't believe it. Whatever the relationship Brandon had with Lana, I knew it would not...
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