About a Boy Who Isn’t
At a California middle school, M. is a popular 13-year-old boy. Only a few of his teachers know what he’s precariously hiding: he’s a girl.
STANDING IN A CIRCLE under the shade of a tall, skinny palm tree, five boys smile in unison as they recount a particularly absurd scene in the teenage comedy Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
The boys—who’ve watched it countless times on video—agree that it’s a comedy classic, but they can’t seem to settle on its funniest scene. “Man, the...