Reviewed by blacksnakemoan
on 09/07/2014 18:14

The Crying Game centres around the relationship between Dil (Jaye Davidson), a beautiful transwoman and Fergus (V For Vendetta‘s Stephen Rea), an IRA soldier who botches a scheduled murder that results in the death of a black British soldier who is Dil’s fiancé. To say any more about the plot would be an injustice to the thrilling narrative and emotional pay offs it delivers, suffice to say that the fact our leading lady is a transwoman is the only visual ’reveal’ given to us, and hence the most insignificant. It is the unseen layers of the characters and the unpeeling of their relationships that make The Crying Game a true classic and one that was years ahead of its time in mixing the intricacies of politics with those of gender and sexuality, only to focus more on the overarching power of human connection.