04 October, 2015

Ellen Page Goes Off-Script - The New York Times

Ellen Page Goes Off-Script - The New York Times: "This is what most impressed me about Page: her radical empathy. Radical because it didn’t extend only to her allies. (I was struck, even when she told me about the heartbreak of losing her final soccer game in a late comeback, that she took a moment to acknowledge the joy of the other team: ‘‘It was dope for them,’’ she said.) Page seems to believe that the ultimate good, and the strongest possible argument for tolerance, is genuine human connection. At the end of our final conversation, a nearly three-hour talk about gender fluidity, queer theory, Halifax, Kim Davis and the ripple effects of intolerance, Page summed it all up with: ‘‘Let’s all just, like, love and be chill. Right?’’


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