Actress and producer Ellen Page finds the fun—and the freedom—in fashion.
Photographed by Cass Bird.
Vogue (USA) Magazine – April 2015. Digital version available upon release.
On newsstands March 25.
Although the so-called Bechdel test—which requires that a film include at least one scene in which two named female characters discuss something other than a man—would seem to be a low hurdle for more features, it’s shocking how few of them clear the bar. Ellen Page, however, boasts that all of her upcoming projects hit the mark. This includes Freeheld, an adaptation of the 2007 documentary about a veteran police detective (Julianne Moore) who battles cancer while being legally barred from passing her state-pension benefits to her life partner (Page), galvanizing both women to become, as Page puts it, “accidental activists.” The actress, 28—she’s also a producer on the picture—signed on without so much as reading a script about 7 years ago, long before February 2014, when she revealed that she herself is a lesbian. It’s not for nothing that, when discussing Freeheld‘s imminent release, she says, “It’s been a long time coming.”
One of the less-expected results of coming out—a process that Page says affected her “on a cellular level”—has been a kind of personal reconciliation with fashion. “I used to feel this constant pressure to be more feminine; a quiet or sometimes not-so-quiet demand—’You need to wear a dress or people will think you’re gay.'” she explains “Now I feel a sense of freedom in dressing, and I’m enjoying it so much. I love wearing a Saint Laurent suit to an event,” says the actress, who also happily donned the menswear-inspired pieces at right for a spot of breakfast, “I mean, what a gift.”— Mark Guiducci
Ellen is back home from Brazil! She has had a wonderful and busy time filming her HBO documentary called Gaycation. During the month, we have been continuously updating our photo gallery and social networks; Twitter, Facebook throughout her time overseas. There has been 70+ more (read last post: 1, 2) wonderful photos of her behind the scenes, with fans and some incredibly stunning shots from her last night in Bar Secreto, São Paulo.
GIRLS @ BAR SECRETO in São Paulo, Brazil. By Luana Schwengber.
Don’t forget a wonderful documentary Women Who Act with Patricia Rozema this weekend! The 72-minute special premieres this Saturday (Feb. 28) at 9pm ET/MT on HBO Canada.
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“Women Who Act with Patricia Rozema is an exclusive look at the fierce, tender, funny, and powerful careers of four of our most outstanding actresses,” said Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “An award-winning director herself, Patricia takes us truly behind-the-camera.”
Ellen turns 28 today! Ellen Page Daily would like to wish the most talented, gorgeous, and humble human being an incredible day in Brazil!
She has posted a lovely photo of herself and her bestie Ian, on Instagram thanking everyone for her birthday wishes. (:
It looks like Ellen Page has been having a wonderful time at the Rio Carnival this week! We have been adding lots more photos to the Brazil album, including more behind the scenes of the upcoming HBO LGBT documentary, and a couple of photos taken with fans. There has also been some awesome video footage of Ellen dancing, shared by the band Grupo D’Armina via their Facebook page and Verônica Bonfim via her Instagram!