Weinstein complains of R rating for trans film
NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein knows he can be temperamental, and he knows he’s not above a good publicity stunt, but he said Thursday his complaints over an R rating for his company’s upcoming trans teen family story “3 Generations” are worth the effort on behalf of prospective young trans viewers.
Starring Elle Fanning as a girl who wants to transition, the Motion Picture Association of America assigned the restrictive R based on strong language, including some sexual references. The film, which opens with a limited release in Los Angeles and New York on May 5, also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.
The dust up is similar to Weinstein’s ratings complaint for “Bully” in 2012. The Weinstein Company successfully challenged that film’s R rating and the MPAA knocked it down to PG-13.