Elle Fanning could be in contention for some serious awards if her performance in About Ray is as good as it looks to be in this trailer.
About Ray will see the actress play Ray, a teenager who realises that she wasn’t meant to be a girl. She decides to change her physical gender, a move her single mother (Naomi Watts) supports, her biological father (Tate Donovan) must give consent to, and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon) must learn to embrace.
There’s a ton of emotion in what looks like a great little drama, one benefiting from Fanning’s gusty turn. Add Watts and Sarandon, and we’ve got us a film pretty high on our must-watch list.
About Ray is lined up for U.S. release on September 18.
Synopsis for About Ray:
ABOUT RAY tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they must deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has come to the realization that she isn’t meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male. His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), 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.