Elliot Page shares details on his attempt to be intimate with a man at 16 which he 'didn't like'
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Elliot Page has opened up in his new biography about his attempts to be intimate with a man, during a period in which he was struggling with his sexuality.
In Pageboy, which was released worldwide earlier this week, Page divulged details about how he dated a classmate called Kenneth while he was a student at Queen Elizabeth High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Though this didn't arouse the Umbrella Academy star at all, who would later come out as gay in 2014.
He wrote: "Kenneth was sweet, sensitive and cute. A unique face with prominent cheekbones and electric eyes, his hair dark brown and floppy.
"We'd fool around upstairs. I didn't really like it but I didn't mind it either.
"The kissing, meh. The dry humping, alright. I would pretend to orgasm. Not that Kenneth wasn't or wouldn't be fantastic in bed. I am certain he would be a selfless and generous lover."
When it came time to have sex, Kenneth was unable to consummate the relationship, according to Page.
Page wrote: "That whole 'wet' thing was not happening. We'd try and then stop, try and then stop, try and then stop, and then we stopped trying. I was lucky it was with someone as lovely as him, it could have ended a different way.
"Everyone was talking about 'doing it' and 'hooking up' and 'virginity'... and I didn't get it. Was everyone also pretending?
"I avoided sex with guys and suppressed my real, unrequited crushes. My brain could not comprehend that I simply wasn't interested, that I just didn't want to go through with it, which would be a completely appropriate feeling and response."
Page would come out as gay in 2014, before coming out as a transgender man six years later.
This anecdote was just one of many revelations that have come out of Page's new book, which also shared details about his time working on the set of Inception.
Page wrote: "Shingles communicated the stress my body felt. It popped out of my spine while filming Inception when I was 22.
"Despite everyone being delightful to work with, I felt out of place. In a cast full of cis men, I did not understand the role I found myself in."
Page also divulged on a fling he shared with co-star Olivia Thirlby whilst working on Juno: "I was taken aback the moment I saw Olivia Thirlby. She seemed so much older, capable, and centered.
"Sexually open, far removed from where I was at the time. But the chemistry was palpable, it pulled me in."