This is not a call for violence. I think Page is a deeply messed up individual and that hers is a sad situation experienced by someone who got gobbled up and spit out by the Hollywood machine at a young age. I'm publicly putting out a prediction as to when I think things are going to come to a head as an experiment to see what happens and refer back to later.
So, my reasoning: Some have observed that people's tolerance / dissatisfaction cycles can follow a seven year cycle. I'm sure some of you have heard of the "seven year itch" when it comes to marriage. I think that happens in many other aspects of life as well. If we follow this with a few of Ellen Page's significant life events, we see the following:
- 2007 - The movie Juno is released, propelling Page into the global spotlight and subsequently earning her an Oscar nomination, all at the young age of 19 / 20 years old. This is her peak in life and career. Good things happen afterward, but no other awards of that calibre follow.
- 2014 - Page comes out as lesbian. Feeling dissatisfied about her place in public life while hiding an important aspect of herself, she makes the announcement. She's showered with praise for her bravery, etc, gets a few years of attention as the openly gay actress, gets married to another woman. But after a while, being gay is normalized in society and it becomes just another humdrum thing.
- December 2020 (so almost 2021, which is another 7 years) - Page now comes out as a trans identifying female. She's again showered with praise for her bravery, etc, and gets a few years of attention as the openly trans actress.
But now, trans has been normalized in society, faster and more aggressively than I've ever seen a social contagion happen. It's no longer a big deal for an individual to be a tran, and Page has hit the wall by a number of measures. Her career is now on the decline, her show (Umbrella Academy) had a lackluster 3rd season, and every photo of her just seems to project an image of a depressed lesbian, no matter how much she insists that she's finally happy as her genuine self.
It's entirely possible / probable that I'm wrong, but society's going to go on and adjust to trans one way or another, so she's going to become less and less special. She's going to continue to age in an industry that worships youth, especially in women. After the initial flush of acceptance because LGBF+++, she's already seeing that there are few roles for a don't-call-me-female lesbian outside of virtue signalling shows and indie movies. And the virtue signalling shows are rapidly losing audience, money, and market presence. After starting with a massively successful step onto the world stage, the deck is heavily stacked against her.
So in the absence of some sanity creeping into her life, things continue to decline. She puts her name in for role after role to be politely told she's not what they're looking for in a leading man / lady (a common thing for anyone in entertainment, but surely a bigger ego blow for someone with an Oscar nomination under her belt). Either she makes peace with her post-stardom life and retires to the country to farm organic lychees or whatever, or she continues to focus on why she's still not happy after all of these successes and stunning & brave life choices. If she ends up going down the latter path, I think we see another period of seven years of struggle, trying to convince herself that her new identity is the one that's supposed to make it all worthwhile. But it doesn't. If that's the case, my prediction is that we see a headline that something drastic has happened / been attempted right around 2028.
Do I want that for her? No. I think she's someone who was exposed to the warped reality that is Hollywood at a very young age and was sold a bill of goods that being a star is somehow a substitute for wisdom and actual life experience. Being paid to make pretend that you are a hundred different people can make you think that you somehow have insight about the human experience when I think it is probably the opposite. Instead, you can become an empty shell, just parroting what the system tells you to say. And at some point, when they no longer care about you and you no longer have value to their machine, you look in the mirror and realize that it was all a lie. And somehow you have either made it out of their cesspool intact, or you bear the scars of the lies they told you (in her case, physically as well) and realize that you were just their puppet all along.
TL;DR - 2028
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