In an interview with IndieWire, Ellen
Page was asked whether her coming out was part of the inspiration
behind Gaycation, her travel show that explorers queer life
around the globe.
Page and best friend Ian Daniel co-host
returns for its sophomore season Wednesday, September 7 on Viceland.
Ahead of the show's second season
premiere, Viceland released a special episode that looks at the
aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
Forty-nine people died and dozens were injured when a lone gunman
opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, the Pulse.
special on Orlando shooting released.)
“We're here because we just want to
see how the community is feeling and dealing with this,” Page
told IndieWire from Orlando. “And just be here for those who
feel like they want to share their story.”
“Was your coming out part of the
inspiration behind the show, wanting to explore gay life?” Page was
“It was an idea that came out of my
personal experience traveling – even when I was very closeted –
but I would be with a partner and just the reality of what that
means,” she answered. “Absolutely, I think coming out has
allowed me to align who I am with with my creative self, and making
this show is a reflection of that. It’s a reflection of things that
I always thought about and cared about and now I’m able to align my
work and creative life with who I am.”