Elliot Page has revealed in his new memoir Pageboy that an A-list Hollywood actor had verbally assaulted him once when he had come out as gay. In 2014 he was confronted by a homophobic actor at a birthday party in Los Angeles. The actor detailed this experience in one of the chapters of the book.
Elliot Page came out as gay during a Human Rights Campaign conference speech, and he later came out as transgender in December 2020. In May 2021, Elliot posed shirtless publicly for the first time since undergoing top surgery. He captioned the mirror pic: “Oh good my new phone works.”
Now, as per a report by People magazine, Elliot Page has detailed a confrontation by a homophobic actor in a chapter from the memoir titled ‘Famous A–hole at Party.’ According to the excerpt from the chapter, the unnamed actor told Elliot, “You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men… I’m going to f–k you to make you realize you aren’t gay.”
Further detailing the experience, Eliot said that he met the actor a few days later at the gym. Page recalls this actor telling him: “You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men.”
Recounting that experience, Elliot said, “I’ve had some version of that happen many times throughout my life. A lot of queer and trans people deal with it incessantly. These moments that we often like don’t talk about or we’re supposed to just brush off, when actually it’s very awful. I put that story in the book because it’s about highlighting the reality, the shit we deal with and what gets sent to us constantly, particularly in environments that are predominantly cis and heterosexual. How we navigate that world where you either have more extreme, overt moments like that. Or you have the more, like, subtle jokes. [In Hollywood] these are very powerful people. They’re the ones choosing what stories are being told and creating content for people to see all around the world.”
Though he purposely did not name the actor, Page says, “He will hear about this and know it’s him.”
The memoir is an honest look at the Oscar-nominated actor’s journey to coming to terms with their gender and sexuality while navigating their blossoming career in the spotlight.