Boys Don't Cry at 20: in praise of the divisive transgender drama
The Guardian -

In 1999, Hilary Swank won plaudits for playing Brandon Teena, a murdered trans man, but in the years since, a backlash has been brewing

By the usual logic of such things, Hilary Swank was not supposed to win the 1999 best actress Oscar. She was 25 years old and relatively unknown, best recognised from undistinguished roles in The Next Karate Kid and Beverly Hills 90210. She was up against the never-awarded Hollywood royal Annette Bening, who had a juicy, grandly entertaining role in the...

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