Naomi Watts Speaks Out Against R Rating for '3 Generations'
Naomi Watts is lending her support to The Weinstein Company’s fight against the MPAA’s R rating for her upcoming movie 3 Generations.
The film follows Ray (Elle Fanning), a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning.
The MPAA gave the film an R rating for language including some sexual references.
“This film is a beautiful and touching story about family and identity. It is important for teenagers to see it and the ‘R’ Rating doesn’t reflect today’s society,” Naomi, who stars in the film and is also the executive producer, said in a statement. “3 Generations doesn’t have a bad bone in its body, it’s an expression of love, acceptance, strength, and honesty, values that could not be more necessary right now.”
Click inside to read statements from Susan Sarandon and Harvey Weinstein…
Susan Sarandon stars in the film as Ray’s lesbian grandmother and also released statement.
“3 Generations is an important movie for everyone to see, especially transgender youth who are feeling isolated or fearful and their families. It’s ridiculous to have an R rating which would prevent this audience from seeing the film,” Susan said.
The Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein added, “[Director] Gaby Dellal, Naomi, Susan and Elle made this movie to share its message of acceptance and inclusion with all generations. The fact that an ‘R’ rating would prevent high school students from seeing this film would truly be a travesty. The MPAA and I were able to come to an agreement on Bully and I am confident that we will be able to do so again.”