The Movie “Boys Don’t Cry”
The movie Boys Don’t Cry was directed by female filmmaker Kimberly Piercy. Kimberly based on a real story of Teena Brandon who was a homosexual person. Teena is a girl but she acted and dressed herself like a boy. She hid her secret to everyone whom she met and made friends with. That was why when her male friends figured out the truth, they felt that Teena betrayed them. As a result, they violated Teena and later they were the reason that led to Teena’s death. This movie contained violent scenes at the end of the movie such as fighting, raping and shooting. Actually, I don’t like to watch violent movie; however, especially after watching this movie, I have the second thought regarding homosexual people. It’s hard for homosexual people to expose their actual sexes; and I felt so sorry for them. As a result, “Boys Don’t Cry” is an object for me to talk about in this essay. “Boys Don’t Cry” movie was released in 1999 based on the true story. In 2013, I watched this movie when I took theater class. I had to choose at least one movie to do the presentation and the name of the movie attracted me. In fact, when I just took a look at the title of the movie, I thought this movie was all about boys’ stories. My guess was correct but there was a little difference since the main actress was a homosexual person. The girl named Teena Brandon who changed her name to Brandon Teena. She had pretended as a boy and so far she loved the girls. As same as how I described Teena Brandon, Jamie Allen, the author of the online article “Boys Don’t Cry filmmaker saw past violence to love”, also states how Teena Brandon looked. She writes, “Brandon Teena's story made headlines that year. She was, in physical terms, a female. But Brandon loved women. When she cut her hair and ventured from Lincoln to Falls City, she told everyone she was Brandon, a guy, and started winning the hearts of several females, falling in love with one”. Jamie also...
Cited: Allen, Jamie. “ 'Boys Don 't Cry ' filmmaker saw past violence to love.” Cnn.com. n.p. 22, October 1999. Web. 2/11/14.
White, Robert. “Boys Don’t Cry.” Rebirth of Reason. n.p. n.d. Web. 2/11/14.
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