Ellen Page Takes Lesbian Role Despite Lesbian Rumors

Ellen Page has long been the subject of speculation about her sexual orientation. She’s never really been linked to a dude, and she just has that vibe about her. (Doesn’t she?) It seems like a bold move, then, for her to take on a lesbian character in the drama Freeheld, a film which will dramatize the battle for legal rights on the part of LGBT partners.

Based on an Oscar winning documentary short, the film will tell the true story of Stacie Andree, who engaged in a landmark legal battle for pension rights when her partner, Laurel Hester (a New Jersey police detective) became terminally ill. It sounds like it has to potential to be a great film that will further humanize the struggle for gay rights in this country, as well as a more mature role for Ellen, whose adorable baby face has impeded her ability to be seen as anything other than “the girl from Juno” to at least some degree.

This is an especially bold move, considering the rumors that have been circulating about her; while most closeted or rumored-to-be-closeted actors stick to playing straight people (‘sup, Tom Cruise?), Ellen seems less afraid to go there. It’s not even the first time she’s played a lesbian; one sketch in her SNL appearance, for example, felt more like a coming out sketch than anything.

It’s entirely possible that while guarded about her personal life when doing publicity, Ellen Page just isn’t that deep in the closet. I kind of get the feeling that if you met her at a party and you hit it off and got to talking about love, life, etc., she’d tell you the truth. Then again, it’s possible that I’m totally wrong and she’s being impaled upon A-Skars‘ nordic spear as we speak. Who knows?

(Via Cinemablend)

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    • Jamie

      I’m sure the main reason Ellen has chosen to do this film is that it could be very important for gay rights and it’s a great role. Most actresses who play gay are not gay themselves although many are bi (possibly like Ellen).
      You’re wrong when you imply she’s never been “linked to a dude”. The following 2 posts from IMDb may change your mind.
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0680983/board/thread/194233325?d=195711092&p=1#195711092
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0680983/board/thread/194233325?d=202987201&p=1#202987201

    • jamie

      I’m sure the main reason Ellen has chosen to do this film is that it could be very important for gay rights and it’s a great role. Most actresses who play gay are not gay themselves although many are bi (possibly like Ellen).

      You’re wrong when you imply she’s never been “linked to a dude”. The following 2 posts from IMDb may change your mind.

      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0680983/board/thread/194233325?d=195711092&p=1#195711092

      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0680983/board/thread/194233325?d=202987201&p=1#202987201

      • jamiepeck

        Plenty of lesbians had boyfriends when they were younger. Or maybe she’s bisexual. I definitely feel like she’s come into contact with a vagina not her own.

      • jamie

        First of all you say that she’s never been “linked to a dude” and when I point out that she has been, you discount it by saying “plenty of lesbians had boyfriends when they were younger” Why would she talk about sleeping with a boyfriend on a recent Leno interview if she’s not into guys? Why are you so detemined to label her as a lesbian? Do you have some secret insight into other people’s sexuality that the rest of us don’t have?
        There’s a big difference between being lesbian and being bisexual for a young actress in Hollywood – that’s why people like myself who care about her career post on boards like this.

    • Cee

      I thought she was dating a guy? As a lesbian, I think it is disgusting for people, including lesbians themselves, to be so hellbent in pegging somebody as a lesbian just because there is a “vibe” such as the case with Ellen and Kristen Stewart. There are some actresses who play ONE lesbian role and the entertainment and lesbian community peg them to be gay and refuse to relent in trying to pull someone out of a closet that may not exist. It does not help any cause and seems to be almost like bullying.

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    • http://twitter.com/rayanselmo Ray Anselmo

      Call me crazy, but since when is someone’s sex life the public’s business? I suppose if their sexual orientation is at odds with their public proclamations, in such a way that it undermines their promises to the public (I’m thinking Larry Craig here), then it would make some sense. But who cares who a movie star is sleeping with — it’s not like their orientation is determining federal policy! Ellen Page is a great actress, and since that’s her job, that’s all that should matter; in her off hours, she can do what she wants as long as it isn’t illegal and doesn’t hurt anybody. Just like everyone else.

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    • Manny

      It’s funny how if you aren’t linked with many guys your a lesbian but if you are linked with too many guys you’re a slut. So my question is, how many guys is too many making you a slut and how many isn’t enough meaning you must be a lesbian? Is there some sort of universal rule I don’t know about. to me it sounds like you and others are just quick to label someone something for a story. Whether she is straight of gay should not matter since none of us on here know her personally and only know her through her work which is what should matter to us. Now if I was trying to date her with no luck I might wonder if she is straight or not (out of pure ego lol) but since I’m not the only thing I care about is how she does in her next movie which in my opinion she hasn’t disappointed.

    • richie

      i knew she was a lesbian when i saw her super butch walk in inception, that totally gave her away! as a straight guy ive always been pretty good at guessing lesbian girls or even bisexual ones occassionally. shes a lesbian feminist (talk about biased). good for her to come out though, although i think it is much easier for lesbians to come out than gay men, it seems that gay men face a lot more discrimination, but thats just my opinion! everybody has the right to love who they want to love, gay bashers are usually just angry closeted dudes who are uncomfortable with their own sexuality or judgemental religious types anyway, so who cares what they say!

      • Sydney

        For a lesbian to be a feminist is not really biased… she is pro-gender equality, not pro-misandry. She also stands for a lot of other causes that don’t affect her personally. And even the ones that do affect her personally don’t make her biased. If you weren’t a cisgendered heterosexual white male living in a 1st world country you’d understand.

        And yes, she does walk with a very very gayish strut, but you only assumed she was gay, you did not KNOW she was gay, because she never told you (until Feb 14th) and you never saw her making out with girls, eating pussy, etc. (but if you did well lucky you then)