Boys Don't Cry

Question: Why does Lana at the end of the movie call Brandon "Teena"?

Answer: Brandon's birth name is Teena Tenae Brandon. When Teena decided to become a man, he reversed his first and last name to become Brandon Teena. Lana may have continued to call him Teena as a form of "I know the real you" familiarity "pet name".

johnrosa

Question: What is the name of the song playing during the very last scene with Lana driving and who sings it?

Answer: Bluest Eyes in Texas, remade by Sheryl Crow, originally by Little Texas.

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Question: How could Brandon and Lana have gotten married if Brandon was really a she?

Answer: More and more U.S. states are legalizing marriage for same-sex couples. They may have planned to travel to such a state or had hopes their home state would soon legalize it.

johnrosa

Question: Does Lana really love Brandon?

Answer: Only Lana can know the answer.

johnrosa

Question: What is the name of the song the girls are singing in the bar (the one with the "Bluest eyes in Texas" line) and who (if there is) is the original performer?

Answer: "The Bluest Eyes in Texas". Original performers are Restless Heart.

ChiChi

Question: What happened to Candace and her baby at the end?

Answer: Candace is shot and killed by Tom. Candace's child is not harmed. The real-life inspiration for Candace, Lisa Lambert, was similarly murdered along with Brandon Teena (and another victim, Philip DeVine whom the film omits) with the killers leaving her toddler unharmed.

BaconIsMyBFF

Continuity mistake: During the birthday party, the cigarette over Brandon's ear switches from right ear to left ear.

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Lana: I hate my life.
Brandon: I hate your life, too.

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Trivia: Though most of the characters depicted existed, there was another young lady, Mich, who, at the time, was Lana's good friend. She also knew Brandon. However, in the events following the tragedy, Mich moved out of Nebraska to avoid the attention.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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