We have a quite a few updates to share today! We’ll make it short and sweet – As you know, Ellen’s new lgbt travel documentary Gaycation has been airing on the new channel Viceland in the United States and Canada. The series is also available for purchase through iTunes each week. We can expect the series releasing in the United Kingdom and Ireland sometime soon! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Tumblr for news and photos on the hour.
Below, we have compiled all the press that Ellen and Ian Daniel have been doing during the week;
Article Press Interviews:
Video Press Interviews (Playlist)
GAYCATION follows Ellen Page and her best friend Ian Daniel as they set off to explore LGBT cultures around the world. From Japan to Brazil to Jamaica to the USA, the two meet some fascinating people during their travels and hear their stories.
In the first episode of the series, Ellen and Ian head to Japan, where same-sex marriage is still not legal and same-sex couples often bear a social stigma. However, certain cities have begun to recognize same-sex partnerships and the LGBT community continues to thrive in the country’s vibrant culture and nightlife. Ellen and Ian find out what it’s really like to identify as LGBT in Japan and meet some of the people struggling to find their voice in a country that refuses to give them equal rights under the law.
Check out the first episode of GAYCATION and stay tuned for new episodes airing on VICELAND Wednesdays at 10 PM. Visit the website to find out about all the ways that you can watch their new VICELAND shows.
The publication’s new programming slate includes Gaycation; an LGBT travel series hosted by Ellen Page, where she will travel around the world and explore the local attitudes toward LGBT culture in each city she visits. [See photos of behind the scenes]
HBO announced it will team with Vice on a nightly news broadcast and a branded channel on HBO‘s Internet streaming service HBO Now.
The new channel is set to launch in early 2016.
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.”
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!