Boys Don't Cry

Trivia: In actual life, Lana states that Brandon never proposed to her. In fact, when she found out that Brandon was actually Teena, she ended the relationship then and there.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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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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Trivia: In the film, Brandon escapes from John and Tom after being run roughshod by them. In actual life, John and Tom let her go after the beating, but with a stern warning not to go to the police. Brandon nevertheless went and reported the crime.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Trivia: A double murder was shown, when actually three people actually were murdered. An African-American man, Philip Devine, 19, Lana's sister Leslie's boyfriend, was shot to death on a couch that night also.

Sangie

Trivia: The lone survivor of the murder was a baby boy, not a girl as portrayed.

Sangie

Revealing mistake: Candace's eyes are moving and she is breathing after allegedly having been shot and killed.

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Lana: Shut up, that's your business. I don't care if you are half monkey or half ape, I'm gettin' you out of here!

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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".

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