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Aro Favourite Boys Don't Cry


USA 1999, 116 minutes
Dir. Kimberly Peirce
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Drama / Independent, Lesbian, Youth

Topics: Gender-bender.


Aroview: Widely touted dramatisation of the true-life 'Brandon Teena' tragedy set in the grim badlands of America's Midwest, where a teenage girl (Hilary Swank) masquerading as a man drifts into a heap of trouble with a gang of unsuspecting, feckless youths.

Depressingly real, with some chilling insights into modern makeshift 'families' and dead-end psychoses, but also carrying a vein of tenderness that comes out in great performances from Swank (won the Best Actress Oscar) and Chloe Sevigny.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers

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