In the new TV series “Gaycation,” actress Ellen Page explores LGBT culture around the world. She’s with us.
Ellen Page made a big splash with her Academy Award-nominated performance as the marvelously independent-minded pregnant teen in "Juno." She made a splash again when she came out in 2014 as lesbian. Page is a remarkably direct, humane, composed person. Now, with friend Ian Daniel, she’s traveling the world for the new Viceland cable show “Gaycation,” looking at how gays celebrate and survive – or don’t - all over the world. This hour On Point. Ellen Page and Ian Daniel on "Gaycation."
-- Tom Ashbrook
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The Daily Beast: Ellen Page and Ian Daniel Talk Confronting a Gay-Killing Hitman on ‘Gaycation’ — "Page and Daniel’s super gay travels take them to places like Japan and Brazil and even the U.S., where they imbibe with proud members of local gay communities, explore peculiar fetishes, and confront the unique struggles and oppression that accompany what it means to be gay in each country."
Slate: Ellen Page on Her Sweet, Distressing, Heart-Wrenching New LGBTQ Travel Show — "'Gaycation' might sound like a standard queer travel show, but the first episode, in which they visit Japan, is surprisingly original and even profound."
New York Times: Ellen Page Explores L.G.B.T. Travel in New Documentary Series — "Ellen Page, 29, best known for her Oscar-nominated role in “Juno” and recently starring in 'Freeheld' with Julianne Moore, has become an advocate for L.G.B.T. rights after coming out as a lesbian in 2014. In the past year, Ms. Page developed and produced the documentary series 'Gaycation' with her friend Ian Daniel."
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This program aired on March 9, 2016.