In case you missed it, Ellen Page came out as a lesbian this weekend at an LGBT event. As often happens when a celebrity comes out as gay, people begin to look back and try to find the signs and give credibility to any rumors that might have swirled before they were out. One can now assume that Ellen’s relationship with Alexander Skarsgard was purely platonic, but her rumors about her same-sex hook-ups are now popping back up. That includes the time in 2009 when people thought she was dating bundle of adorable Drew Barrymore.
The rumors started after Ellen starred in the roller derby movie Whip It, which was Drew’s directorial debut and also starred her in a supporting role. Ellen and Drew cuddled on the red carpet (see above), and they also kissed during a photoshoot for Marie Claire. The interview for that issue also featured some titillating quotes, like when Drew said that Ellen had a “beautiful body.” Ooh la la.
Drew has been open about her bisexuality, and obviously now Ellen’s open about her own sexual orientation as well, so this could very well be true. This was before Drew married Will Kopelman and had her first baby Olive, and also presumably before she reunited with on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Long, so there’s no scandal involved. Unless you think it’s scandalous for two ladies to hook up, in which case please wake up and smell the 21st century.
The only problem I have with these two is that there’s simply too much quirky to fit in one couple. Between Drew Barrymore’s constant search for heart shapes in nature and Ellen’s Canadian wisecracks, their relationship would create a mushroom cloud of quirkiness that could only be beaten if they had a threesome with Zooey Deschanel. As far as I know that didn’t happen, but if it had they might have harnessed enough quirk to take over the world. We might all be legally required to wear Peter Pan collars right now.