Tuesday, June 25, 2024

“Juno” Star Ellen Page Comes Out as Transgender, Changes Name to Elliot Page: “My joy is real but it is also fragile”


Bravo! Ellen Page was always the coolest kid, and now she’s done something really brave. She’s come out on social media as transgender, she’s now using different pronouns– he/they– and a new name, Elliot. From here on, so be it, Elliot is a terrific actor who’s going to blaze new trails. He says in his post below he’s afraid jokes and hate. There better not be any of that. Welcome, Elliot!

PS Ellen was nominated for an Oscar for “Juno.” I have no doubt Elliot will be nominated for one in the future and be a record-setter in the process.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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