Next, Sexton will play a troubled, self-mutilating gay-basher in Boys Don't Cry, a film based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, the Nebraska lesbian who dressed like a guy so she could date women. I mean, I've been doing this for six years. She gave birth to a second son, Sailor Gene Gardner , in February I love free food. That aspect alone is almost nostalgia trip enough to warrant a re-watch. The director, Kim Peirce, came over to me and said, 'This is good,' and that the reason Tom did what he did was because he couldn't cry and that he had no release of his emotions.