Elliot Page shares cover for Pageboy memoir

Elliot Page shares cover for Pageboy memoir as he describes how ‘unbearable’ he has felt appearing on camera in the past

Elliot Page has shared the cover for his upcoming memoir, Pageboy.

Photographed by Catherine Opie, the cover captures the actor sitting with his hands placed upon his lap as he gazes contemplatively towards the camera. He wears a white tank top, jeans, and silver chain necklace. 

The star, 35, recounted how ‘unbearable’ it had been for him to appear on camera at ‘many points’ in his life, but called shooting the cover an unforgettable and ‘joyful experience’ as he shared the image to his Instagram on Monday. 

Coming soon: Elliot Page has shared the cover for his upcoming memoir, Pageboy

Coming soon: Elliot Page has shared the cover for his upcoming memoir, Pageboy 

In the caption of the post, Page also described the importance of sharing stories from trans people in order to stand up to ‘those who wish to silence and harm us.’

‘Writing a book has come up a few times over the years, but it never felt right and quite frankly, it didn’t feel possible. I could barely sit still, let alone focus long enough to complete such a task,’ he wrote in the caption.

‘At last, I can be with myself, in this body. So, I’ve written a book about my story. It’s out next June, and I’m so excited to share its cover with you now. At many points in my life, it felt unbearable to be in front of a camera, but making this cover with acclaimed photographer Catherine Opie (@csopie) was a joyful experience that I will never forget.

‘Trans people are facing increasing attacks, from physical violence to the banning of healthcare, and our humanity is regularly ‘debated’ in the media.

Taking a stand: Sharing the cover on Instagram, Page described the importance of sharing stories from trans people in order to stand up to 'those who wish to silence and harm us'

Taking a stand: Sharing the cover on Instagram, Page described the importance of sharing stories from trans people in order to stand up to ‘those who wish to silence and harm us’  

‘The act of writing, reading, and sharing the multitude of our experiences is an important step in standing up to those who wish to silence and harm us. Books have helped me, saved me even, so I hope this can help someone feel less alone, feel seen, no matter who they are or what path they are on.’

Page is set to share behind-the-scenes details and ‘intimate interrogations’ on numerous topics ranging from sex to Hollywood, according to a description on the book’s website.

‘The Oscar-nominated star who captivated the world with his meteoric rise after the premiere of Juno finally shares his truth,’ read the description. ‘Full of behind the scenes details and intimate interrogations on sex, love, trauma, and Hollywood, Pageboy is the story of a life pushed to the brink. 

Open book: Page is set to share behind-the-scenes details and 'intimate interrogations' on numerous topics ranging from sex to Hollywood, according to a description on the book's website

Open book: Page is set to share behind-the-scenes details and ‘intimate interrogations’ on numerous topics ranging from sex to Hollywood, according to a description on the book’s website

‘But at its core, this beautifully written, winding journey of what it means to untangle ourselves from the expectations of others is an ode to stepping into who we truly are with defiance, strength, and joy.’

Elliot publicly game out as transgender and non-binary in December 2020 in a statement on social media, writing: ‘Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.’

‘I feel lucky to be writing this. To have arrived at this place in my life,’ the actor added.

Matters of the heart: Page filed for divorce from Canadian professional dancer Emma Portner in 2021; pictured 2017

Matters of the heart: Page filed for divorce from Canadian professional dancer Emma Portner in 2021; pictured 2017

New romance? Page has sparked dating rumors with Mae Martin, a Canadian-born comedian, and the duo appeared to make their red carpet debut as a couple earlier this month at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala

New romance? Page has sparked dating rumors with Mae Martin, a Canadian-born comedian, and the duo appeared to make their red carpet debut as a couple earlier this month at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala

Less than two months after his announcement, he filed for divorce from Canadian professional dancer Emma Portner.

The actor filed legal documentation with a court in Manhattan seeking to dissolve his three-year marriage Emma, who ‘proudly’ supported her partner’s decision to come out as transgender.

In a statement made to DailyMail.com, Elliot and Emma revealed they actually ‘separated last summer’, before the actor came out as transgender, and have now decided to make the split official. 

He has since sparked dating rumors with Mae Martin, a Canadian-born comedian, and the duo appeared to make their red carpet debut as a couple earlier this month at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala.

Elliot first found fame for starring as a pregnant teenager in the hit 2007 movie Juno, for which he earned an Oscar nomination.

Hit film: Elliot first found fame for starring as a pregnant teenager in the hit 2007 movie Juno, for which he earned an Oscar nomination

Hit film: Elliot first found fame for starring as a pregnant teenager in the hit 2007 movie Juno, for which he earned an Oscar nomination

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