This tame movie got an R rating. GLAAD has an idea why, and it’s not good.

This tame movie got an R rating. GLAAD has an idea why, and it’s not good.
<br>There are no scenes depicting graphic violence, nudity, or drug use in "3 Generations," a film starring Elle Fanning, Namoi Watts, and Susan Sarandon. Yet, incredibly, it has an R rating. Why? Actors Elle Fanning (left), Naomi Watts (middle), and Susan Sarandon (right). Photo by George Nicholis/The Weinstein Company. LGBTQ rights advocates have an idea.The film follows the story of Ray, a transgender teen — and his gender likely explains its restrictive rating, if you ask Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD.Ellis penned an open letter to executives at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) — the organization responsible for rating films in the U.S. — slamming the group for what GLAAD considers an unreasonable assessment of who should be able to watch "3 Generations."An R rating means, without adult supervision, no one under 17 years old will be allowed to see the film in theaters."The Motion Picture Association of America should represent all Americans, including transgender youth," Ellis wrote. "Your decision to give 3 Generations a restrictive 'R' rating sends a dangerous message to this already marginalized community." Our CEO @sarahkateellis blasts @MPAA for failing to undo a "shockingly awful history." Read the full letter. https://t.co/MhkLclBPDl pic.twitter.com/wF4KkeLkKA— GLAAD (@glaad) April 18, 2017 Although the film has been under fire for not casting a trans actor to portray Ray — trans actors are too often overlooked for complex, consequential roles, and casting cisgender actors to play trans parts can actually be harmful — most LGBTQ advocates say "3 Generations" still brings much needed representation to the big screen."A parent’s unconditional love for their child is not a story that should be restricted," Ellis continued. "In fact, it is a story that could help parents and young people across this country and around the world.""3 Generations" receiving an R rating is disappointing. But — considering the MPAA's past blu