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Articles tagged kimberly peirce

Wednesday, August 6 2008

Stop-Loss

Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.


Friday, March 28 2008

Stop-Loss

In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

As the charismatic protagonist in Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry, Brandon embodies the ongoing dilemma of masculine identity. This dilemma is exacerbated by the fact that, when you see him riding that pickup truck, some fifteen minutes into the film, you already know that 18-year-old Brandon's efforts to act like a boy are complicated by the fact that he is, biologically speaking, a girl, born Teena Brandon.


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