Boys Don't Cry

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Boys Don’t Cry

Based on the true story of Brandon Teena, Boys Don’t Cry was released in 1999 and depicts the struggles of a young transgendered man whose life is destroyed after his friends find out that he was born a woman. Directed by Kimberly Peirce, the film stars Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny and Peter Sarsgaard.