Boys don’t cry
This is based on the true story of Brandon Teena, a girl who wanted to be recognized as a boy. Brandon dressed like a man, cut her hair like a man and talked like a man. Brandon would go out with different girls but as soon as her sexuality or gender would be questioned she’d have to run off to a new town. A twist of fate leads to her befriending a bunch of misfits and temporarily, enjoying a new-found freedom under her manly presence. Brandon is so happy living in this town with a new love interest that she forgets some of the consequences of running into trouble with the law.
This film is so powerful and Hilary Swank gives such a convincing portrayal as Brandon that you can’t help but cry for this person through all their hardships.