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.
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Rosie Ming is a young Canadian poet who is invited to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, where she is unexpectedly confronted with all these different truths about the father who she thought abandoned her as a young child. It’s a story about being curious. Staying open. And finding your own voice through the magic of poetry.
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According to Box Office, Into The Forest has been scheduled for limited release on July 22, 2016!
As revealed by director Patricia Rozema in an interview back in December, the upcoming film is based on the true story of bookseller and publisher Sylvia Beach, the founder of legendary Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company, and her lifelong partner Adrienne Monnier. It will be set in 1920’s Paris.
Ellen Page will star as Sylvia Beach, and according to WWD, Diane Kruger will play Beach’s lover, Adrienne Monnier. Another currently unnamed well-known actor has also been attached to the project. This will mark Page’s second collaboration with Rozema, following Into The Forest (2015). Filming will begin in March.
Shakespeare and Company gained considerable fame after it published James Joyce’s controversial Ulysses in 1922. Beach also encouraged the publication and sold copies of, Hemingway’s first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923).
Kruger told People Magazine: “We play lovers, so we will get to know each other very well,” she says, adding, “I’ve never kissed a woman.”
Although Ellen Page does not see herself as a spokeswoman for the gay community, she said she can help “put the focus” on issues that have slipped under the radar.
“We really need to support trans women of colour because they are facing an epidemic of violence that’s really horrific. And up to 40 percent of LGBT youth are homeless. So clearly we have still a society that is homophobic and transphobic and biphobic, and it’s affecting those who are the most vulnerable. We need to help them and keep moving our society forward,” she added.
But Page is also keen to tell the overlooked stories of gay heroes and role models, like the astronaut and physicist Sally Ride, the youngest person – and first American woman – to go into space. The scientist, who had married and divorced, lived discreetly for 27 years with her partner until her death in 2012. “Hopefully we will be working on a HBO mini-series about her,“ she said.
The fact that the studios and cable chains like HBO are looking to tell such stories shows the progress that has been made, she insisted.
“Look, people are making these movies, and that’s exciting. These movies are managing to branch into the mainstream.”