Elle Fanning wants to become a boy in the new trailer for About Ray

This looks brilliant. Can’t wait.

Metro

Caitlyn Jenner may be the transgender dominating the cultural consciousness right now, but soon it’ll all be About Ray.

The new film from British director Gaby Dellal sees Elle Fanning play a teenager born on a girl and named Ramona who identifies herself as a boy, called Ray, and wants to transition before he starts at a new school.

Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon play Ray’s mother and lesbian grandmother, respectively, and must seek out his biological father (Tate Donovan) in order to get a parental signature to consent to a sex change.

Obviously a subject like this makes for an emotional movie and from the trailer it certainly looks like a few tears might be shed by audiences when it comes out.

Elle Fanning and Naomi Watts play mother and son/daughter in About Ray (Picture: The Weinstein Company) Elle Fanning and Naomi Watts play mother and son/daughter in About Ray (Picture: The Weinstein Company)

But there are moments of levity which should help engage viewers and give them a…

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