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i just hope reputation (taylor's version) has a track that is just ratatatatata on a loop
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What does blondie know that that we don鈥檛?
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REPUTATION by TAYLOR SWIFT
released november 10th, 2017.
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Pictures of Taylor being magical 69/100
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鈥淓lliot Page doesn鈥檛 remember exactly how long he had been asking.
But he does remember the acute feeling of triumph when, around age 9, he was finally allowed to cut his hair short. 鈥淚 felt like a boy,鈥 Page says. 鈥淚 wanted to be a boy. I would ask my mom if I could be someday.鈥 Growing up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Page visualized himself as a boy in imaginary games, freed from the discomfort of how other people saw him: as a girl. After the haircut, strangers finally started perceiving him the way he saw himself, and it felt both right and exciting.
The joy was short-lived. Months later, Page got his first break, landing a part as a daughter in a Canadian mining family in the TV movie Pit Pony. He wore a wig for the film, and when Pit Pony became a TV show, he grew his hair out again. 鈥淚 became a professional actor at the age of 10,鈥 Page says. And pursuing that passion came with a difficult compromise. 鈥淥f course I had to look a certain way.鈥
We are speaking in late February. It is the first interview Page, 34, has given since disclosing in December that he is transgender, in a heartfelt letter posted to Instagram, and he is crying before I have even uttered a question. 鈥淪orry, I鈥檓 going to be emotional, but that鈥檚 cool, right?鈥 he says, smiling through his tears.
It鈥檚 hard for him to talk about the days that led up to that disclosure. When I ask how he was feeling, he looks away, his neck exposed by a new short haircut. After a pause, he presses his hand to his heart and closes his eyes. 鈥淭his feeling of true excitement and deep gratitude to have made it to this point in my life,鈥 he says, 鈥渕ixed with a lot of fear and anxiety.鈥
It鈥檚 not hard to understand why a trans person would be dealing with conflicting feelings in this moment. Increased social acceptance has led to more young people describing themselves as trans鈥1.8% of Gen Z compared with 0.2% of boomers, according to a recent Gallup poll鈥攜et this has fueled conservatives who are stoking fears about a 鈥渢ransgender craze.鈥 President Joe Biden has restored the right of transgender military members to serve openly, and in Hollywood, trans people have never had more meaningful time onscreen. Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling is leveraging her cultural capital to oppose transgender equality in the name of feminism, and lawmakers are arguing in the halls of Congress over the validity of gender identities. 鈥淪ex has become a political football in the culture wars,鈥 says Chase Strangio, deputy director for transgender justice at the ACLU.
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And so Page鈥攚ho charmed America as a precocious pregnant teenager in Juno, constructed dreamscapes in Inception and now stars in Netflix鈥檚 hit superhero show The Umbrella Academy, the third season of which he鈥檚 filming in Toronto鈥攅xpected that his news would be met with both applause and vitriol. 鈥淲hat I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia,鈥 says Page. 鈥淭hat鈥檚 essentially what happened.鈥 What he did not anticipate was just how big this story would be. Page鈥檚 announcement, which made him one of the most famous out trans people in the world, started trending on Twitter in more than 20 countries. He gained more than 400,000 new followers on Instagram on that day alone. Thousands of articles were published. Likes and shares reached the millions. Right-wing podcasters readied their rhetoric about 鈥渨omen in men鈥檚 locker rooms.鈥 Casting directors reached out to Page鈥檚 manager saying it would be an honor to cast Page in their next big movie.
So, it was a lot. Over the course of two conversations, Page will say that understanding himself in all the specifics remains a work in progress. Fathoming one鈥檚 gender, an identity innate and performed, personal and social, fixed and evolving, is complicated enough without being under a spotlight that never seems to turn off. But having arrived at a critical juncture, Page feels a deep sense of responsibility to share his truth. 鈥淓xtremely influential people are spreading these myths and damaging rhetoric鈥攅very day you鈥檙e seeing our existence debated,鈥 Page says. 鈥淭ransgender people are so very real.鈥
That role in Pit Pony led to other productions and eventually, when Page was 16, to a film called Mouth to Mouth. Playing a young anarchist, Page had a chance to cut his hair again. This time, he shaved it off completely. The kids at his high school teased him, but in photos he has posted from that time on social media he looks at ease. Page鈥檚 head was still shaved when he mailed in an audition tape for the 2005 thriller Hard Candy. The people in charge of casting asked him to audition again in a wig. Soon, the hair was back.
Page鈥檚 tour de force performance in Hard Candy led, two years later, to Juno, a low-budget indie film that brought Page Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations and sudden megafame. The actor, then 21, struggled with the stresses of that ascension. The endless primping, red carpets and magazine spreads were all agonizing reminders of the disconnect between how the world saw Page and who he knew himself to be. 鈥淚 just never recognized myself,鈥 Page says. 鈥淔or a long time I could not even look at a photo of myself.鈥 It was difficult to watch the movies too, especially ones in which he played more feminine roles.
Page loved making movies, but he also felt alienated by Hollywood and its standards. Alia Shawkat, a close friend and co-star in 2009鈥檚 Whip It,describes all the attention from Juno as scarring. 鈥淗e had a really hard time with the press and expectations,鈥 Shawkat says. 鈥溾楶ut this on! And look this way! And this is sexy!鈥欌
By the time he appeared in blockbusters like X-Men: The Last Stand and Inception, Page was suffering from depression, anxiety and panic attacks. He didn鈥檛 know, he says, 鈥渉ow to explain to people that even though [I was] an actor, just putting on a T-shirt cut for a woman would make me so unwell.鈥 Shawkat recalls Page鈥檚 struggles with clothes. 鈥淚鈥檇 be like, 鈥楬ey, look at all these nice outfits you鈥檙e getting,鈥 and he would say, 鈥業t鈥檚 not me. It feels like a costume,鈥欌 she says. Page tried to convince himself that he was fine, that someone who was fortunate enough to have made it shouldn鈥檛 have complaints. But he felt exhausted by the work required to 鈥渏ust exist,鈥 and thought more than once about quitting acting.
In 2014, Page came out as gay, despite feeling for years that 鈥渂eing out was impossible鈥 given his career. (Gender identity and sexual orientation are, of course, distinct, but one queer identity can coexist with another.) In an emotional speech at a Human Rights Campaign conference, Page talked about being part of an industry 鈥渢hat places crushing standards鈥 on actors and viewers alike. 鈥淭here are pervasive stereotypes about masculinity and femininity that define how we鈥檙e all supposed to act, dress and speak,鈥 Page went on. 鈥淎nd they serve no one.鈥
The actor started wearing suits on the red carpet. He found love, marrying choreographer Emma Portner in 2018. He asserted more agency in his career, producing his own films with LGBTQ leads like Freeheld and My Days of Mercy. And he made a masculine wardrobe a condition of taking roles. Yet the daily discord was becoming unbearable. 鈥淭he difference in how I felt before coming out as gay to after was massive,鈥 says Page. 鈥淏ut did the discomfort in my body ever go away? No, no, no, no.鈥
In part, it was the isolation forced by the pandemic that brought to a head Page鈥檚 wrestling with gender. (Page and Portner separated last summer, and the two divorced in early 2021. 鈥淲e鈥檝e remained close friends,鈥 Page says.) 鈥淚 had a lot of time on my own to really focus on things that I think, in so many ways, unconsciously, I was avoiding,鈥 he says. He was inspired by trailblazing trans icons like Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, who found success in Hollywood while living authentically. Trans writers helped him understand his feelings; Page saw himself reflected in P. Carl鈥檚 memoir Becoming a Man. Eventually 鈥渟hame and discomfort鈥 gave way to revelation. 鈥淚 was finally able to embrace being transgender,鈥 Page says, 鈥渁nd letting myself fully become who I am.鈥
This led to a series of decisions. One was asking the world to call him by a different name, Elliot, which he says he鈥檚 always liked. Page has a tattoo that says E.P. PHONE HOME, a reference to a movie about a young boy with that name. 鈥淚 loved E.T. when I was a kid and always wanted to look like the boys in the movies, right?鈥 he says. The other decision was to use different pronouns鈥攆or the record, both he/him and they/them are fine. (When I ask if he has a preference on pronouns for the purposes of this story, Page says, 鈥淗e/him is great.鈥)
A day before we first speak, Page will talk to his mom about this interview and she will tell him, 鈥淚鈥檓 just so proud of my son.鈥 He grows emotional relating this and tries to explain that his mom, the daughter of a minister, who was born in the 1950s, was always trying to do what she thought was best for her child, even if that meant encouraging young Page to act like a girl. 鈥淪he wants me to be who I am and supports me fully,鈥 Page says. 鈥淚t is a testament to how people really change.鈥
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Another decision was to get top surgery. Page volunteers this information early in our conversation; at the time he posted his disclosure on Instagram, he was recovering in Toronto. Like many trans people, Page emphasizes being trans isn鈥檛 all about surgery. For some people, it鈥檚 unnecessary. For others, it鈥檚 unaffordable. For the wider world, the media鈥檚 focus on it has sensationalized transgender bodies, inviting invasive and inappropriate questions. But Page describes surgery as something that, for him, has made it possible to finally recognize himself when he looks in the mirror, providing catharsis he鈥檚 been waiting for since the 鈥渢otal hell鈥 of puberty. 鈥淚t has completely transformed my life,鈥 he says. So much of his energy was spent on being uncomfortable in his body, he says. Now he has that energy back.
For the transgender community at large, visibility does not automatically lead to acceptance. Around the globe, transgender people deal disproportionately with violence and discrimination. Anti-trans hate crimes are on the rise in the U.K. along with increasingly transphobic rhetoric in newspapers and tabloids. In the U.S., in addition to the perennial challenges trans people face with issues like poverty and homelessness, a flurry of bills in state legislatures would make it a crime to provide transition-related medical care to trans youth. And crass old jokes are still in circulation. When Biden lifted the ban on open service for transgender troops, Saturday Night Live鈥檚 Michael Che did a bit on Weekend Update about the policy being called 鈥渄on鈥檛 ask, don鈥檛 tuck.鈥
Page says coming out as trans was 鈥渟elfish鈥 on one level: 鈥淚t鈥檚 for me. I want to live and be who I am.鈥 But he also felt a moral imperative to do so, given the times. Human identity is complicated and mysterious, but politics insists on fitting everything into boxes. In today鈥檚 culture wars, simplistic beliefs about gender鈥攅.g., chromosomes = destiny鈥攁re so widespread and so deep-seated that many people who hold those beliefs don鈥檛 feel compelled to consider whether they might be incomplete or prejudiced. On Feb. 24, after a passionate debate on legislation that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ people, Representative Marie Newman, an Illinois Democrat, proudly displayed the pride flag in support of her daughter, who is trans. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, responded by hanging a poster outside her office that read: There are TWO genders: MALE & FEMALE.
The next day Dr. Rachel Levine, who stands to become the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate, endured a tirade from Senator Rand Paul about 鈥済enital mutilation鈥 during her confirmation hearing. My second conversation with Page happens shortly after this. He brings it up almost immediately, and seems both heartbroken and determined. He wants to emphasize that top surgery, for him, was 鈥渘ot only life-changing but lifesaving.鈥 He implores people to educate themselves about trans lives, to learn how crucial medical care can be, to understand that lack of access to it is one of the many reasons that an estimated 41% of transgender people have attempted suicide, according to one survey.
Page has been in the political trenches for a while, having leaned into progressive activism after coming out as queer in 2014. For two seasons, he and best friend Ian Daniel filmed Gaycation, a Viceland series that explored LGBTQ culture around the world and, at one point, showed Page grilling Senator Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair about discrimination against queer people. In 2019, Page made a documentary called There鈥檚 Something in the Water, which explores environmental hardships experienced by communities of color in Nova Scotia, with $350,000 of his own money. That activism extends to his own industry: in 2017, he published a Facebook post that, among other things, accused director Brett Ratner of forcibly outing him as gay on the set of an X-Men movie. (A representative for Ratner did not respond to a request for comment.)
As a trans person who is white, wealthy and famous, Page has a unique kind of privilege, and with it an opportunity to advocate for those with less. According to the U.S. Trans Survey, a large-scale report from 2015, transgender people of color are more likely to experience unemployment, harassment by police and refusals of medical care. Nearly half of all Black respondents reported being denied equal treatment, verbally harassed and/or physically attacked in the past year. Trans people as a group fare much worse on such stats than the general population. 鈥淢y privilege has allowed me to have resources to get through and to be where I am today,鈥 Page says, 鈥渁nd of course I want to use that privilege and platform to help in the ways I can.鈥
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Since his disclosure, Page has been mostly quiet on social media. One exception has been to tweet on behalf of the ACLU, which is in the midst of fighting anti-trans bills and laws around the country, including those that ban transgender girls and women from participating in sports. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves says he will sign such a bill in the name of 鈥減rotect[ing] young girls.鈥 Page played competitive soccer and vividly recalls the agony of being told he would have to play on the girls鈥 team once he aged out of mixed-gender squads. After an appeal, Page was allowed to play with the boys for an additional year. Today, several bills list genitalia as a requirement for deciding who plays on which team. 鈥淚 would have been in that position as a kid,鈥 Page says. 鈥淚t鈥檚 horrific.鈥
All this advocacy is unlikely to make life easier. 鈥淵ou can鈥檛 enter into certain spaces as a public trans person,鈥 says the ACLU鈥檚 Strangio, 鈥渨ithout being prepared to spend some percentage of your life being threatened and harassed.鈥 Yet, while he seems overwhelmed at times, Page is also eager. Many of the political attacks on trans people鈥攚hether it is a mandate that bathroom use be determined by birth sex, a blanket ban on medical interventions for trans kids or the suggestion that trans men are simply wayward women beguiled by male privilege鈥攃arry the same subtext: that trans people are mistaken about who they are. 鈥淲e know who we are,鈥 Page says. 鈥淧eople cling to these firm ideas [about gender] because it makes people feel safe. But if we could just celebrate all the wonderful complexities of people, the world would be such a better place.鈥
Even if Page weren鈥檛 vocal, his public presence would communicate something powerful. That is in part because of what Paisley Currah, a professor of political science at Brooklyn College, calls 鈥渧isibility gaps.鈥 Historically, trans women have been more visible, in culture and in Hollywood, than trans men. There are many explanations: Our culture is obsessed with femininity. Men鈥檚 bodies are less policed and scrutinized. Patriarchal people tend to get more emotional about who is considered to be in the same category as their daughters. 鈥淎nd a lot of trans men don鈥檛 stand out as trans,鈥 says Currah, who is a trans man himself. 鈥淚 think we鈥檝e taken up less of the public鈥檚 attention because masculinity is sort of the norm.鈥
During our interviews, Page will repeatedly refer to himself as a 鈥渢ransgender guy.鈥 He also calls himself nonbinary and queer, but for him, transmasculinity is at the center of the conversation right now. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a complicated journey,鈥 he says, 鈥渁nd an ongoing process.鈥
While the visibility gap means that trans men have been spared some of the hate endured by trans women, it has also meant that people like Page have had fewer models. 鈥淭here were no examples,鈥 Page says of growing up in Halifax in the 1990s. There are many queer people who have felt 鈥渢hat how they feel deep inside isn鈥檛 a real thing because they never saw it reflected back to them,鈥 says Tiq Milan, an activist, author and transgender man. Page offers a reflection: 鈥淭hey can see that and say, 鈥榊ou know what, that鈥檚 who I am too,鈥欌 Milan says. When there aren鈥檛 examples, he says, 鈥減eople make monsters of us.鈥
For decades, that was something Hollywood did. As detailed in the 2020 Netflix documentary Disclosure, transgender people have been portrayed onscreen as villainous and deceitful, tragic subplots or the butt of jokes. In a sign of just how far the industry has come鈥攕purred on by productions like Pose and trailblazers like Mock鈥擭etflix offered to change the credits on The Umbrella Academy the same day that its star posted his statement on social media. Now when an episode ends, the first words viewers see are 鈥淓lliot Page.鈥
Today, there are many out trans and nonbinary actors, directors and producers. Storylines involving trans people are more common, more respectful. Sometimes that aspect of identity is even incidental, rather than the crux of a morality tale. And yet Hollywood can still seem a frightening place for LGBTQ people to come out. 鈥淚t鈥檚 an industry that says, 鈥楧on鈥檛 do that,鈥欌 says director Silas Howard, who got his break on Amazon鈥檚 show Transparent, which made efforts to hire transgender crew members. 鈥淚 wouldn鈥檛 have been hired if they didn鈥檛 have a trans initiative,鈥 Howard says. 鈥淚鈥檓 always aware of that.鈥
So what will it mean for Page鈥檚 career? While Page has appeared in many projects, he also faced challenges landing female leads because he didn鈥檛 fit Hollywood鈥檚 narrow mold. Since Page鈥檚 Instagram post, his team is seeing more activity than they have in years. Many of the offers coming in鈥攖o direct, to produce, to act鈥攁re trans-related, but there are also some 鈥渄ude roles.鈥
Downtime in quarantine helped Page accept his gender identity. 鈥淚 was finally able to embrace being transgender,鈥 he says.
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Page was attracted to the role of Vanya in The Umbrella Academy because鈥攊n the first season, released in 2019鈥擵anya is crushed by self-loathing, believing herself to be the only ordinary sibling in an extraordinary family. The character can barely summon the courage to move through the world. 鈥淚 related to how much Vanya was closed off,鈥 Page says. Now on set filming the third season, co-workers have seen a change in the actor. 鈥淚t seems like there鈥檚 a tremendous weight off his shoulders, a feeling of comfort,鈥 says showrunner Steve Blackman. 鈥淭here鈥檚 a lightness, a lot more smiling.鈥 For Page, returning to set has been validating, if awkward at times. Yes, people accidentally use the wrong pronouns鈥斺淚t鈥檚 going to be an adjustment,鈥 Page says鈥攂ut co-workers also see and acknowledge him.
The debate over whether cisgender people, who have repeatedly collected awards for playing trans characters, should continue to do so has largely been settled. However, trans actors have rarely been considered for cisgender parts. Whatever challenges might lie ahead, Page seems exuberant about playing a new spectrum of roles. 鈥淚鈥檓 really excited to act, now that I鈥檓 fully who I am, in this body,鈥 Page says. 鈥淣o matter the challenges and difficult moments of this, nothing amounts to getting to feel how I feel now.鈥
This includes having short hair again. During our interview, Page keeps rearranging strands on his forehead. It took a long time for him to return to the barber鈥檚 chair and ask to cut it short, but he got there. And how did that haircut feel?
Page tears up again, then smiles. 鈥淚 just could not have enjoyed it more,鈥 he says.鈥
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Lucretia Borgia Reigns in the Vatican in the Absence of Pope Alexander VI by Frank Cadogan Cowper, 1910 / "Don't Blame Me" by Taylor Swift
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Cats leave paw prints on your heart 馃惥
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鈥淭hey鈥檙e burning all the witches, even if you aren鈥檛 one鈥 - Taylor Swift, I Did Something Bad (reputation)
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can鈥檛 believe tomorrow is the 4th birthday of my sweet baby: reputation by taylor swift. you light up the lives of everyone who knows and loves you bbygrl. cheers to many more years of your brilliance
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Taylor Swift - The Evolution of the Sparkly Dress鈩
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and you held me close, how was I to know
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SPOILERS for Sex Education 3x07
Catch me fucking crying because Steve has a sign that says "I think I'm demisexual", around min 25.50, episode 3x07
Me too bro, me too
I'm in tears right now I fucking love this show so much
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