Introduction 1 Theoretical background 1. A brief discussion of pertinent terminology from Feminist criticism and Queer theory 1. An example of New Queer Cinema or a generic hybrid?
Brandon Teena Brandon Teena was a trans man who was gang raped and murdered by a group of male acquaintances in Decemberwhen he was With the intensity of his desire to turn himself into a boy, the fact that he did it with no role models. The leap of imagination that this person took was completely overwhelming to me.
She was familiar with Brandon's desire to wear men's clothing: People were focusing on the spectacle of a girl who had passed as a boy because that is so unfamiliar to so many people.
Where to me, I knew girls who had passed as boys, so Brandon was not some weird person to me. Brandon was a very familiar person. Diane Keaton 's production company, Blue Relief, showed interest in the screenplay in the mids.
Initially, the film was to be largely based on Aphrodite Jones ' true crime book All She Wanted, which told the story of Brandon's final few weeks. However, Peirce modified the script to fit her vision to focus on the relationship between Brandon and his year-old girlfriend Lana Tisdel, which Peirce termed a "great love story",   in contrast to All She Wanted, which did not place an emphasis on the relationship.
They worked together for 18 months on the final drafts and were careful not to "mythologize" Brandon; the aim was to keep him as human as possible.
She met Lana Tisdel at a convenience store and interviewed her at Tisdel's home. However, she was unable to interview Brandon's mother or any of his biological family.
When confronted about the lies, Swank told Peirce "but that's what Brandon would do" and she was eventually cast in the film. To prepare for the role, Swank lived as a man for one month.
The filmmakers retained the names of most of the case's real-life protagonists, but the names of several supporting characters were altered. For example, the character of Candace was named Lisa Lambert in real life.
Peirce said the LGBT community was very interested in the project because of the publicity surrounding the murder. At one point, the project was nearly abandoned because Peirce was not satisfied with most of the people who auditioned. Swank said that like Brandon she was 21 years of age.
When Peirce later confronted her about her lie, Swank responded, "But that's what Brandon would do".
Her masquerade was convincing; Swank's neighbors believed the "young man" coming and going from her home was Swank's visiting brother. She reduced her body fat to seven percent to accentuate her facial structure and refused to let the cast and crew see her out of costume.
Kimberly Peirce, however, believed the actress would be better cast as Lana Tisdel. When I saw that, and her confidence and wit, I thought: I said to her, 'Will you please audition to play Lana? She watched videos of Lana. She just became her very naturally. Sarsgaard was one of the first choices for the role.
He later said he wanted his character to be "likable, sympathetic even", because he wanted the audience "to understand why they would hang out with me.
If my character wasn't necessarily likable, I wanted him to be charismatic enough that you weren't going to have a dull time if you were with him.Aug 31, · BOYS DON'T CRY is a moving but brutal drama based on the life and death of a young transsexual man, Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank).
Biologically female (his given name is Teena Brandon) the almost year old is in trouble.4/4. The poignant and candid Boys Don't Cry can be seen as a "Rebel Without a Cause" for these culturally diverse and complex times, with the two misfit girls enacting a version of the James Dean/Natalie Wood romance with utmost conviction.
Boys Don't Cry is a American biographical film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Peirce and Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, an American trans man played in the film by Hilary Swank, who adopts a male identity and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska but falls victim to a brutal hate crime perpetrated by two male Directed by: Kimberly Peirce.
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