Thu, Sep 07|
128 E Grant St
Queer Book Club
Open to all, this is primarily a space for queer folks to meet other people in the community and share their love of reading by diving into books that explore the queer identity!
Time & Location
Sep 07, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
128 E Grant St, 128 E Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
About the event
Hello! For September we will be reading Pageboy by Elliot Page.
"Can I kiss you?" It was two months before the world premiere of Juno, and Elliot Page was in his first ever queer bar. The hot summer air hung heavy around him as he looked at her. And then it happened. In front of everyone. A previously unfathomable experience. Here he was on the precipice of discovering himself as a queer person, as a trans person. Getting closer to his desires, his dreams, himself, without the repression he'd carried for so long. But for Elliot, two steps forward had always come with one step back.
With Juno's massive success, Elliot became one of the world's most beloved actors. His dreams were coming true, but the pressure to perform suffocated him. He was forced to play the part of the glossy young starlet, a role that made his skin crawl, on and off set. The career that had been an escape out of his reality and into a world of imagination was suddenly a nightmare.
As he navigated criticism and abuse from some of the most powerful people in Hollywood, a past that snapped at his heels, and a society dead set on forcing him into a binary, Elliot often stayed silent, unsure of what to do. Until enough was enough.
The Oscar-nominated star who captivated the world with his performance in Juno finally shares his story in a groundbreaking and inspiring memoir about love, family, fame -- and stepping into who we truly are with strength, joy and connection.
To purchase online please use this link! This will take you to Read Rose Books on Bookshop.org.
This book is available through the library , and Libby.
Please feel free to bring a drink or snack to share!
Resources to Access Books:
Hoopla App - Library Card Needed
Libby App - Library Card Needed
https://bookshop.org/shop/readrosebooks - Physical copy available for purchase and supports Read Rose Books
https://libro.fm/readrosebooks - Audiobooks available for purchase and supports Read Rose Books