The erasure of DeVine from the narrative places the white female bodies as the only true victims of crime; and the film's inability to show DeVine as violated rather than violator perpetuates the myth of the black man as always already a perpetrator of crime. Archived from the original on April 9, Archived from the original on June 12, The Plains frontier landscape as it is constructed in Boys Don't Cry is dark, literally and figuratively. Brandon Teena was a trans man who was gang raped and murdered by a group of male acquaintances in December , when he was I wanted the audience to enter deeply into this place, this character, so they could entertain these contradictions in Brandon's own mind and would not think he was crazy, would not think he was lying, but would see him as more deeply human". Archived from the original on October 26,
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.
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The film was acclaimed by critics, with many ranking it as one of the best films of the year; praise focused on the lead performances by Swank and Sevigny as well as the film's depiction of its subject matter. Many scholars addressed the various performances of gender by the characters in the film; Moss and Lynne Zeavin offered a psychoanalytic analysis, [nb 2] calling the film a "case report" that "presents [Brandon's] transsexual inclinations as a series of euphoric conquests" and "focuses on a range of anxious reactions to her [ sic ] transsexuality. Archived from the original on September 6, The title of the film is taken from the song of the same name by British rock band The Cure. Tom shoots Candace in the head as Lana fights with them, begging them to stop.