Ellen Page stars in ‘Flatliners’ marking another big role for the queer actor
The revival Flatliners hits theaters this Friday, featuring an out-lesbian in the lead.
Ellen Page came out back in 2014 in a moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” dinner. By that time, she had already achieved major star status, starring in major blockbuster movies like Inception, the X-Men film series and scoring an Oscar nomination for her role in the coming-of-age hit Juno.
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It’s fitting that Page should take on the lead in the new Flatliners film. The original, which became a hit back in 1990, came from openly gay director Joel Schumacher.
The plot of the original film follows a group of medical students that experiment with near-death experiences. The new film will follow the same basic premise.
The Gayly - 9/28/2017 12:40 p.m. CST.