Susan Surandon portrays Ray's grandmother trying to understand her grandchild's gender transition. Naomi Watts plays Ray's single mother and supports her child. "There is no Ramona anymore, it’s just Ray," she says.
About Ray, which hits theaters on Sept. 18, has caused some controversy in the transgender community. Some are up upset that a non-transgender actor is portraying a transgender character.
Fanning isn't the only actress this year to portray a transgender role. Karla Mosley shared with ET how she feels about portraying a transgender woman on the CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful.
"This is just the next frontier," Mosley said. "It's the next community that deserves to be recognized and respected in our media."