Butch is a term used in LGBTQIA+ culture to describe a person who expresses themselves in a typically masculine way (masculinity in this context is of course what we make it). Bitch women are not men, unless they transition to male. BOYS DON'T CRY landed Hillary Swank an Oscar as well as backlash for being a cis-gendered woman playing a trans man. This film explores the intricacies and challenges of being trans and focuses on romantic intimacy and the impact of hate crimes.