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Get a Taste of Ellen Page’s Travel Show Gaycation on VICELAND

Ellen Page

What’s great about Ellen Page, besides her acting ability, is that, now that she’s out, she’s unafraid to take on an LGBT issue or any adversary. She’s not afraid to speak out when somebody’s being a bigot and if you need an example, how about that time she put Ted Cruz on blast at the Iowa State Fair. That exchange happened after Cruz's team refused an official interview with Page for her show Gaycation. As the New York Times Magazine explained regarding the VICELAND project:

"Page and the crew tracked him down as he schmoozed across the fairgrounds — Page actually climbed a small fence to get close. Now she stood there wondering how exactly to start. Cruz wore an apron that said 'Pork: be inspired'; he held his foil-wrapped chop in one hand while making studied political gestures with the other. How do you properly interrupt a man performing presidential small talk? Page wondered. She didn’t want to seem rude."

But it turns out that isn't going to be the only confrontational moment about the issues. In the show, Page travels the world, from Japan to Jamaica, to explore what LGBT life is like there and maybe take on a few homophobes along the way. And as the NYTimes mag explains, she also talked with "an evangelical Christian band called the Bontrager Family Singers — a family of 12 that had come to Des Moines to perform, that night, at Cruz’s Rally for Religious Liberty." Sounds like it's gonna be a hoot.

Catch some clips in the VICELAND teaser below and see why Ellen Page would be an awesome traveling companion:

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