Ellen Page’s new documentary series, Gaycation, is premiering on Viceland in February. The show, in which she explores gay life all around the world, has her confronting a variety of people with anti-gay views. The scariest one? A Brazilian who says that he has killed those who were gay.
“It was probably one of the more scary, nerve-wracking moments I’ve had,” Page said on the Viceland Panel for the 2016 Television Critics Association winter press tour. A clip from Gaycation shows Page asking Ian Daniel (her best friend and documentary partner), “I want to say I’m gay, do you think it’s safe?” Daniel said that hearing the cop say stuff like “I’ve killed people like you” and “I’m going to do it again” as “hard to hear.”
Since coming out on Valentine’s Day 2014, Page has participated in various projects having to do with LGBT rights. In Freeheld (the movie that inspired her to come out), she and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple fighting for spousal benefits after one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Last year, Page confronted politican Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair for supporting LGBT discrimination on religious grounds.
That incident will also air on Gaycation.
(via The Wrap)