In an unreleased scene from director Gaby Dellal's 3 Generations, Maggie storms into the kitchen questioning if her teenage trans son Ray is having sex. "Do you think they have sex," she asks, concerned--"they" refererring to teens. "I mean, at least some of the kids in Ray's class are definitely having sex, but do you think he has sex? And is which gender?"
Maggie's mother Dolly enters and begins arguing with her girlfriend about clothing she's planning to donate to Goodwill. "I don't even think I wore those," Dolly urges, as Maggie sits, blank-faced and pondering a different thought than the two. "...As in a boy or a girl?" she blurts, underlining her own confusion about Ray's gender, but not in a way that undermines his feelings--Maggie just wants to understand.
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In 3 Generations--a film about identity, family and acceptance--Elle Fanning plays Ray, who struggles with the gender he was assigned at birth and wants to begin transitioning. His single mother Maggie (Naomi Watts) must find Ray's biological father (Tate Donovan) in order to get his legal consent for Ray to transition. Meanwhile, Ray's lesbian grandmother Dolly (Susan Sarandon) has a difficult time accepting her grandson's gender, despite identifying with the LGBTQ spectrum.
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