Elliot Page has announced a memoir, Pageboy, in which he will write about his “relationship with his body” and “the cesspool that Hollywood can be”.
“The memoir will delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be,” Flatiron Books said, while announcing that the book will be published sometime next year.
34-year-old Page came out as transgender in 2020. Thanking fans for their support, the Juno actor wrote on his Instagram at the time: “From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift.”
Last year, he spoke about undergoing ‘life-changing’ top surgery on The Oprah Conversation, explaining he felt a “newfound energy, because it is such a freeing, freeing experience”. He added: “I want people to know that not only has it, you know, been life-changing for me. I do believe it’s been life-saving and it’s the case for so many people.”
The Umbrella Academy star has also been vocal about the surge in legislation across the US that outlaws young transgender people from accessing certain medical treatments. In 2020 and 2021, legislators introduced over 75 bills that specifically targeted trans youth, including dictating their access to healthcare and school activities. “There is such an attack on trans healthcare right now, when already there’s such lack of access,” Page said, adding that the treatment of young trans people made last year’s announcement all the more “crucial and important”.
Amid a hostile period for trans people, Page’s coming out was a welcome step toward wider acceptance. Read our opinion piece on why, for trans men everywhere, Page’s news was so significant and wider trans masculine representation in public life is so vital.