In their upcoming memoir titled “Pageboy,” Elliot Page, renowned for their roles in “Umbrella Academy” and other films, candidly unveils several significant revelations about their life journey. The memoir delves into Page’s courageous exploration of their transgender identity, their process of coming out, and the challenges faced in their personal relationships. Notably, Page publicly came out as gay during a poignant speech at a Human Rights Campaign conference in 2014, where they boldly declared, “I’m here today because I am gay.”
One particularly distressing incident that Page exposes in his memoir revolves around an encounter with a prominent Hollywood actor at a birthday party in Los Angeles. In a chapter aptly titled “Famous A–hole at Party,” shortly after he came out publicly, a recognised Hollywood actor confronted him at a birthday party and threatened to f*ck him to prove he was not gay.
The actor later condescendingly asserted to Page, “You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men.” After the party, Page and the actor saw each other at the gym. The actor, attempting to alleviate any perceived animosity, hastily claimed, “I don’t have a problem with gay people, I swear.” Responding to this disingenuous remark, Page fearlessly retorted, “I think you might.”
This form of harassment is not new, it must be remembered that many people retain an extremely bigoted view of multiple subjects. And acceptance of homosexuality is unfortunately one of them. With that being said, beneath that politically correct atmosphere of acceptance, Hollywood has its own monsters roaming pretending to be what they are not.
Scheduled for release on June 6, “Pageboy” promises to provide an intimate and eye-opening account of Elliot Page’s life, offering readers a poignant glimpse into the realities faced by LGBTQ+ individuals and the pressing need for understanding and acceptance.