Trailer for '3 Generations' Starring Elle Fanning as a Transgender Teen

April 10, 2017
Source: YouTube

3 Generations Trailer

"Why is 'normal' the goal, why not authentic?" "Authentic is what he wants to be." The Weinstein Company has launched a trailer for an indie film titled 3 Generations, telling an intimate and personal story of three different generations of a family in New York City. The film is centered around Elle Fanning playing Ray, who realizes she's actually a boy and attempts to begin the transition but needs the support of her family. Her single mother and lesbian grandmother are part of the story, helping her in their own ways. Naomi Watts also stars, along with Susan Sarandon, Linda Emond, and Tate Donovan. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival back in 2015 under the title About Ray, and has been held for release ever since, now with a brand new title. The way this trailer is cut makes me wonder if it's not as good as it seems.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Gaby Dellal's 3 Generations, direct from YouTube:

3 Generations Poster

A family living under one roof in New York must deal with a life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray is a teenager who has come to the realization that he isn't meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male. His single mother, Maggie, must track down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly, Ray's lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding. 3 Generations is directed by English filmmaker Gaby Dellal, of the films Angels Crest and On a Clear Day previously. The screenplay is written by Nikole Beckwith & Gaby Dellal. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival back in 2015 (under the title About Ray) and played at other fests throughout 2016. The Weinstein Company will finally release 3 Generations starting on May 5th. Anyone interested?

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It must be hard for a girl to feel trapped in a boy's body, and vice versa.

tarek on Apr 10, 2017


It looks like they have handled the material quite well.

DAVIDPD on Apr 10, 2017


It's interesting turn. Girl in boy's body. All right then, there's enough of good actresses to give a try ...

shiboleth on Apr 10, 2017


Oh great, now we have a movie that tells our children that having severe psychological issues that convince you that you are not the sex God made you, is ok and that people should tolerate and accommodate your deep rooted psychological issues instead of actually helping you. Stop letting these fools fill your heads with lies and nonsense. Be who God made you to be.

CyraNOSE on Apr 10, 2017


I do understand and slightly agree with you. But, if you know what you are, there's nothing in this world that can change it. And forget God, everyone is not interested in that ...

shiboleth on Apr 11, 2017


You mean "not everybody is interested in that". Otherwise your statement is not true shiboleth. ;D As for transsexualism, I don't think it's a psychological issue. If a boy says that he feels he's a girl from the inside, then you have to respect that and help him fix the mismatch with his body, as long as (s)he will not become a lesbian... ;D

tarek on Apr 11, 2017


As for the first part,thanks for correction, tarek. I changed it. Man, I do really sometimes loose focus. As for the second issue, I think I just said that, right? I mean, I wasn't quite referring to psychological thing, but more to everything that makes a whole person. And I didn't in any case try to imply that someone should give up what one feels. Everyone is entitled to live a life as one chooses and feels. I said nothing against that ...

shiboleth on Apr 11, 2017


Don't worry. Sometimes I can't even understand what I write. ;D

tarek on Apr 11, 2017


Thanks. Sometimes I watch those trailers and write comments when I'm really tired and than really make mistakes I didn't intend to do... Cheers ... As for your writing, so far I understand you quite well. Which is not something I can always say about myself, though ...

shiboleth on Apr 12, 2017


1. Luckily not everyone believes in your God, whose Word has been twisted by His followers to allow them to judge their fellow humans. 2. You must have never met a trans person. I have, and the inner pain they live with until they're able to be their authentic selves is heartbreaking. As is the joy of watching them become authentic and at peace with the alignment of their inner & outer genders. 3. Gender is learned, and people are forced to confirm to certain ideals/behaviors about gender because of procreation-based &/or religious based beliefs. The Human race is not in any danger of going extinct just because there's an increase of people who use their free will to not confirm.

VAharleywitch on Apr 11, 2017


what a terrible name

ff on Apr 12, 2017


Hollywood need to ditch the "Agenda Flicks" they are becoming more and more visible as obvious SJW propaganda

Steven Paxton on May 15, 2017

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