Boys Don't Cry

Movie • 1999 • Crime  

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Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
This movie contains 43 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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JDMedici
child is offered alcohol and yelled at
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Vampirewithagun
No dragons in this movie unfortunately
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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The SA is shown, rather than implied. Extremely triggering scene.
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Vampirewithagun
YES, very graphic & violent scene!! (and long)
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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jdpamv
Not super terrible for an R-rated film but there is blood and the fact that it’s based on real events adds another layer of disturbing to it.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Vampirewithagun
Yes several times
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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antlersantlers
John and Tom abduct Brandon and sexually assault him.
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Does a parent die?
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antlersantlers
Candace is shot in the presence of her toddler.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Vampirewithagun
Graphic! shows bruises, etc after violent r*pe. And the character is forced to shower by his perpetrators.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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ycats33
(Hillary Swank version)
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
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jdpamv
This came out before 9/11 so I’m not sure how it could be depicted here.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Vampirewithagun
The opposite. It contains a reenacting of the real audiotape taken during the interview of the victim. The cops ask inappropriate and discriminatory questions.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Vampirewithagun
Many
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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JDMedici
shown very graphically, also included is showing of old scars
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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throwaway2468
While it isn't body dysmorphia exactly, the main character, Brandon is a transgender male and he suffers from gender dysphoria.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Vampirewithagun
A lot. Also other forms of transphobia throughout the movie.
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Vampirewithagun
In real life - yes. The black man that was shot and killed in the real case was not mentioned at all in the movie
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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jdpamv
Out of film: Brandon, a trans guy, is played by a cis woman (albeit one who presented as male for a month to study for the role).
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throwaway2468
(Spoilers!!)



The main character, Brandon (who is a transgender male), dies at the end of the movie.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Vampirewithagun
No but people fall off the back of a car and there is a scene in wich a car almost drives off a cliff (the cliff is mentioned but not seen in the movie)
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Vampirewithagun
No but there is reckless driving
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Vampirewithagun
A corpse is stabbed several times
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Does someone drown?
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Vampirewithagun
Yes, multiple people are shot and there are several scenes with guns
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