In Viceland’s new docuseries: Gaycation, Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) travels to multiple countries around the world to explore the lives of LGBT individuals.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the purpose of the show is to gain insight on what people have experienced while being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender.
In the new trailer, Page states “Being gay is not a choice, the amount of people that struggle so much because of shame they feel, or the fear, being oppressed, hurt, or killed.” She then asks a rhetorical question by repeating “Why would someone make that choice? Why would someone make that choice?”
She goes on to say “We want to join the celebration, document the struggles, feel the love, and the hate, and bring home every human story we encounter along the way.”
The upcoming series titled Gaycation follows not only Page but her best friend Ian Daniel and the places they visit include Brazil, Japan, and Jamaica.
In the trailer, Page also confronts republican president candidate Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair. She makes a statement to Cruz by saying “LGBT people can be fired for just being gay or just being trans, that just doesn’t sound very American to me.”
Watch the trailer for Gaycation below:
In regards to people in the LGBT community, there’s someone towards the end of the trailer who states “It’s about people being able to live, not just exist.”
Page, came out publicly during a speech she gave for the Human Rights Campaign’s Thrive Conference. Her speech garnered a lot of attention with over 5 million views on YouTube. Since then, Page has been active in advocating for LGBT rights.
Gaycation, the docuseries will premiere on March 2 on Vice’s cable network.