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20 Years Later, 'Boys Don't Cry' Still Inspires Admiration And Debate

20 Years Later, 'Boys Don't Cry' Still Inspires Admiration And Debate

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Boys Don't Cry opened in theaters Oct. 22, 1999, first on 25 screens before spreading to hundreds. It became a runaway hit that drew rave reviews for its empathetic portrayal of a young person on a quest for love and acceptance — based on the true story of murdered Nebraskan Brandon Teena — at a …

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