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Weinstein Company protests R rating for transgender film ‘3 Generations’

the production company has hired a lawyer for the case

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(Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon in ‘3 Generations.’ Photo via The Karpel Group.)

The Weinstein Company is challenging the MPAA’s R rating of its upcoming transgender film “3 Generations.”

The film, originally titled “About Ray,” stars Elle Fanning as transgender teen Ray who is transitioning from female to male. Ray’s single mother (Naomi Watts) must find Ray’s father (Tate Donovan) to give legal consent for the transition. Susan Sarandon plays Ray’s lesbian grandmother who is confused by Ray’s transgender identity.

MPAA gave the film an R rating due to profanity and sexual references. The Weinstein Company has hired lawyer David Boies to downgrade the rating to PG-13. Boies worked towards overturning Prop. 8 in 2009 and has fought against censorship in other Weinstein films including “Carol” and “Bully.”

“Gaby, 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,” TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a public statement.

“3 Generations” premieres in D.C. on May 12.

 

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PHOTOS: Loudoun Pride

LGBTQ community celebration held at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Va.

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Loudoun County, Va. elected officials gather on the main stage at Loudoun Pride on Saturday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The first Loudoun Pride was held at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Va. on Saturday, June 26.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Frederick Pride

Annual celebration held at Carroll Creek Linear Park on Saturday

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Chasity Vain is among the performers at the main stage of Frederick Pride 2022. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 10th annual Frederick Pride was held at Carroll Creek Linear Park in Frederick, Md. on Saturday, June 25.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Rayceen Pendarvis hosts District of Pride Showcase

Mayor’s Office celebrates resilience of D.C.’s LGBTQ community with night of entertainment

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Rayceen Pendarvis hosts District of Pride Showcase on June 30. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host “The District of Pride Showcase” on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre.

This event is to celebrate the resilience of D.C.’s LGBTQ community with a night of entertainment and performances that will feature the diverse queer talent.

This event will be hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis, with announcer Krylios, featuring DJ Honey. There will also be a performance by “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Candiace. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

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