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Watch: Elle Fanning as a Trans Teen in About Ray Trailer

Watch: Elle Fanning as a Trans Teen in About Ray Trailer

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A first look at the family drama that also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon

Directed by Gaby Dellal, from a screenplay by Nikole Beckwith, About Ray stars Elle Fanning as trans teen Ray, and is sure to be a touchstone this fall, continuing the conversation about transgender issues -- as well as cisgender actors playing trans characters.

Here's the official synopsis:

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.

The film is in theaters Sept. 18. Watch the trailer below:

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