Peirce initially wanted to shoot in Falls City, but Vachon told her that filming there would not be possible. Race is not incidental to this narrative of mostly white, Midwestern small towns and by omitting DeVine's story from Boys Don't CryPeirce contributes to the detachment of transgender narratives from narratives about race, consigning the memory of DeVine to oblivion. The two make plans to move to Memphiswhere Brandon will manage Lana's karaoke singing career. There is also a sense of both place and placelessness. Several scholars commented on the relationship between Brandon and Lana as well as Brandon's relationship to John and Tom.
At one point, the project was nearly abandoned because Peirce was not satisfied with most of the people who auditioned.
Retrieved October 4, Tom and John violently confront Brandon, forcing him to remove his pants and reveal his genitals. Film frames of placeless and timeless. Moss; Zeavin, Lynne Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Critical Studies in Media Communication. Boys Don't Crywhich dealt with controversial issues,  was initially assigned an NC rating but was later reclassified to an R rating.