The organization GLAAD has recently called for a rating change from R to PG-13 for the movie about a teenage trans boy, and how his mother and grandmother advocate for him, called 3 Generations.
Though this movie has faced controversy for casting a cis-female as a trans boy, it’s a step in the right direction for media representation. This is especially important because it was made for teens and it needs to be available for them.
Join GLAAD in signing their petition here.
(BTW this exact rating change has been done for other movies with content for and about young kids, like the documentary Bully.)
The film 3 Generations stars Elle Fanning as a female to male transgender teen named Ray. Apparently the film premiered two years ago and pissed people off because Fanning isn’t transgender. I understand why the LGBT community and upset, why not cast a trans kid for a movie about trans people DUH. The film’s director, Gaby Dellal, explains she would definitely cast a trans kid “But finding a kid that hadn’t medically transitioned or hormonally transitioned yet and was in exactly the same time frame as the character of Ray is incredibly hard to find” (VanityFair.com). I understand casting a transgender person for a film like this is much easier said than done. I respect Dellal for not only making this film but for showing compassion and understanding for the LGBT community. The movie is being released in theaters on May 5th!!!! Yay!
(P.S. If you haven’t seen The Danish Girl yet….DO IT….. JUST DO IT!!!)