The Crying Game  

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The Crying Game (1992) is a popular and critically acclaimed Irish film written and directed by Neil Jordan. The film explores themes of race,gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles. The original working title of this film was The Soldier's Wife.

The film was notable for its dramatic plot twist, in which it is revealed that a seemingly female main character has a penis, and for a sympathetic portrayal of characters from often-reviled subcultures, presented here as complex and likable human beings. Audiences accepted the film as a thriller, but also as an unconventional romance. As one of the first mainstream dramas to deal with transgender issues, it has become a major film in discussions of alternative sexualities and popular culture.

Pivotal to the movie's plot is the sex scene between Stephen Rea and Jaye Davidson, since it shows Dil's (Davidson's) genitals and reveals her to be a transgendered woman.



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