Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, gained fame for her leading role in the 2007 film, The Young Life of Juno. Her role as a pregnant teenager who gave her son up for adoption earned her critical acclaim. Page got her start as a child actress in Canada before moving onto Hollywood. After eight years and several blockbuster hits, Page publicly revealed that she was gay in 2014, and in 2020, she came out as a trans person.
Today, as an activist for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, Page is set to release her memoir, Pageboy, in which she tells her struggle to find her identity and reveal some of her best-kept secrets.
In an interview with People magazine, Page revealed that she feels lucky and present today, a feeling that she never thought she would have. However, her journey has not been a happy one. In one of the chapters of her book, she recalls being verbally assaulted by another celebrity two months after discussing her sexuality at a birthday party in 2014.
Page explained that many queer and trans people deal with such situations, and such moments are “horrible.” Although Page did not mention the actor’s name on purpose, many people were witnesses to the fact, and he’ll know it’s him.
Page also revealed her love story with Kate Mara, with whom she fell in love with when she was filming X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. Page also talked about another relationship within Hollywood, which he baptizes as Ryan.
While Page faced some dark moments in her life, he also highlighted the inspiring friendships she made within the world of entertainment. Catherine Keener, Kristen Wiig, and Alia Shawkat helped save her when she was going through a lot during awards season.
In conclusion, Elliot Page’s memoir is a candid account of struggles, joy, and everything in between. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what it’s like to be a trans person in Hollywood and the world at large.