In the new trailer, Ray's single mother Maggie (Watts) must contact Ray's estranged biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray to transition.
The trailer has been met with mixed reviews on social media. Some Twitter users can't wait to see the new movie.
#AboutRay looks amazing. Adore Susan Sarandon & Naomi Watts, and it looks like Elle Fanning gives the performance of her life to date.— Frase (@missscottfraser) August 10, 2015
#AboutRay is going to be a great movie. So looking forward to see Elle Fanning in this role.— Laura Ann (Lala) (@Lalababyax9) August 10, 2015
However, others are questioning the casting of Fanning instead of a trans actor.
I'm not sure how many times I've watched the trailer for #AboutRay but it looks so incredible, and I can't wait to see Elle Fanning in it!— Melissa Dickinson (@BlazingRoselia) August 10, 2015
Movies like #AboutRay are so important, but why cast a cis girl to tell the story of a trans teenage boy?!— Sarah L (@SL_D3sign) August 10, 2015
i love elle fanning but why didn't they get... an actual trans actor... to play a trans character..? #AboutRay— laura smythe (@queenlauradora) August 10, 2015
About Ray, directed by Gaby Dellal, comes to theaters on Sept. 18. Watch the trailer that premiered on Vanity Fair below.
I want to watch About Ray but like 👀 they could've easily gotten a trans actor instead of a cis actor but let me shut up.— Alejandra❤ (@tophatstevie) August 9, 2015