Human Rights in "Boys Don't Cry" Film Review by Master Researcher

Human Rights in "Boys Don't Cry"
A look at the movie 'Boys Don't Cry' highlighting the various human rights violations throughout the story.
# 86031 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Women Studies (General) , Film (General)


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Description:

'Boys Don't Cry' has a basis of truth. Teena Brandon, the leading character, is a woman who longs to be male. She binds her breasts and uses a prosthesis to achieve this goal. As the story unravels, Teena is murdered by her lover. Murder is believed to be the definitive violation of a person's human rights. This paper takes a look at this human rights violation, as well as others that are portrayed throughout the movie.

From the Paper:

"The movie Boys Don't Cry is based on a true story. The main character, Teena Brandon, is a woman who wants to be a man. She binds her breasts and uses a prosthesis to "become" a man. Under this guise, Teena, or Brandon Teena, as she prefers to be called, lives the life of a man. Through a course of events, Teena meets Lana, with whom she begins a relationship. It is this relationship that ultimately ends with her rape and murder. It can be argued that murder is the definitive violation of a person's human rights. For that reason Teena has been selected as the main focus for this paper. However, other human rights issues appear in this movie as well. These issues will be discussed as they relate to the end of Teena's life. "

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