A new movie called 3 Generations has made headlines recently for casting cisgender actress Elle Fanning to play Ray, a transgender teen who lives with his mother and grandmother. The LGBT community has criticized Gaby Dellal, the film’s director and writer, for her portrayal of transgender individuals and for casting a cisgender actress in a transgender role. According to BuzzFeed, Dellal has mentioned that no pre-transitioned transgender teens were able to play this role. What do you think of Dellal’s casting decision?

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