The narrative revolves around a teenager who is born female but is motivated to become Ray, a lesbian matriarch, an individual mother, plus three generations.
The film features Susan Sarandon as a stalwart from an old generation raised as one mother who just wants her kid to be joyful on politics, not sex, sexual and Naomi Watts.
Elle Fanning, now 17 but 16 during filming, hopes the movie can help society help families of trans teens with the changes they must undertake to finish their journey and better understand the battles of transgender youth.
“I think folks are not as prepared on the matter as they should be. They need to understand just what it is,” Fanning told Reuters.
“It is no option, it’s really only who the individual is, it’s who they are indoors, so why can you keep someone from being who they are?”
Her mum, played by Watts, must track down the guy whose name appears on the birth certificate to get his permission before Ramona can make the physical transition to Ray. But it is not only the male characters that offer opposition.
The transition to some woman of former Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner, and TV series like “Clear” and “I am Jazz” have also put the issue below the limelight.
“It’s this kind of delightful time to be living with this specific type of fluidity because it means that for all of us the definition of that which you can be and the way you see yourselves and what is possible has merely broken open,” said Sarandon.