Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry
Hilary Swank won the Oscar for her performance as Brandon Teena in 'Boys Don't Cry.' Killer Films

Movies Of 1999: ‘Boys Don’t Cry’

Hilary Swank won the Oscar for her performance as Brandon Teena in 'Boys Don't Cry.' Killer Films
Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry
Hilary Swank won the Oscar for her performance as Brandon Teena in 'Boys Don't Cry.' Killer Films

Movies Of 1999: ‘Boys Don’t Cry’

Fair warning: This movie can be really, really hard to watch.

Welcome back to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal, the podcast where we rewatch movies from 1999 and dissect them like the intense nerds we are.

Today, it’s all about Boys Don’t Cry, a heart-wrenching biopic based on the true story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was raped and murdered in Nebraska in 1993. The film stars Hilary Swank, who won an Oscar for her performance, with a stellar supporting performance from Chloë Sevigny and a haunting one from Peter Sarsgaard.

Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta discuss what the movie meant at the time, how it holds up and how it doesn’t.

And be sure to join us next week for 10 Things I Hate About You. Don’t forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we’re featuring. Just record yourself on your phone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.