Watch Ellen Page Come Out in This 2008 SNL Sketch (Video)

Watch Ellen Page Come Out in This 2008 SNL Sketch (Video)

Before she officially came out on Valentine's Day 2014, Ellen Page satirized the lesbian rumors about her on SNL

In 2008, Ellen Page appeared in a skit on Saturday Night Live that poked fun at speculation that she was a lesbian. Appearing with Andy Samberg, Page is shown coming back home from a Melissa Etheridge concert, completely awe-struck by the experience.

Also read: Ellen Page Says She's Gay on Valentine's Day: ‘I Am Tired of Hiding’

“It was so inspiring! And then the Indigo Girls came out! Ahhh!” she exclaimed. “And then Ellen DeGeneres did this bit about being in the closet when she was young and I was like –ahhh! And it was so funny and so true, and I didn't know what to do with myself.”

When Samberg asks if she “went gay” at the concert, Page proudly responds, “I just feel like an oil lamp that's never been lit. And now I'm finally burning bright with sister fire!”

On Friday, Page really did come out, and said she was embarrassed at having hidden her sexual identity before. “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. And I am standing here today with all of you on the other side of that pain,” she said.

Watch Page's SNL skit below:

  • Fossil1944

    It doesn't matter to me who she likes, I like her. Would be interesting if they could do a follow up to the movie Juno. Now that she has gone public perhaps some smart studio and talented writers will put something together.

    • deeeeep

      Brilliant idea. I am sure that the studios are all trying to figure the story line for a gay Juno. I can see Michael Cera playing the friendly ex husband and being best buddies with Junos new girlfriend. This is going to be great.

    • Benjamin Roussey

      She could probably be on welfare with that child because that is the reality of having an out of wedlock child.

  • Anna Kurenkova

    How subtle.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Ellen Page is cute but politically stupid.

    • Biff

      Please refer to my comment 6 comments up

      • Benjamin Roussey

        I do not see it.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Romney created more jobs in his lifetime than Obama ever has
    and ever will. Creating federal jobs, that are useless, and soak up more money
    from the private sector does not count. Any president can create federal jobs.
    How about private sector jobs that count? That is what matters. Romney at Bane
    Capital did more for America than Obama ever has and ever will in the private
    sector job count. It is not Obama’s fault though that he does not understand
    business, he was raised by a socialist mother who was obviously clueless

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Do you know why jobs
    continue to leave liberal states for conservative ones? Because conservatives
    and conservative states are business friendly. As long as black people continue to complain about life
    (just like Arabs continue to complain about America) they will continue to
    suffer, leave their families, drop out of school, not accomplish much, and not
    focus on being successful.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    – WTC Bombing – 50,000 people would have died because of no escape from the
    stairwell (18 people actually died) ; 2 African embassy bombings around 96/97 –
    many people died, mainly Africans ; USS Cole attack in 2000 – Clinton did
    nothing about any of this accept fire tomahawks from 800 miles out (that is all
    he would ever do) – several sailors dead. Al Queda was emboldened because of
    Clinton’s weak responses – this led to 9-11 and Bush hammered them unlike Al
    Gore would have ever done.

  • shovingitinmyfacethatyou'regay

    GAY! WHO CARES!!! You don't see every heterosexual person “coming out” and letting the world know who they have sex with! Why do Gay people think the rest of the world cares what gender they have sex with! Maybe they should create a special website and cable network for Gay people that closeted gays can come out to the only people that care – OTHER GAYS!!!

    • jeangenie

      When gays are no longer arrested, harassed, abused and murdered, and have the same civil rights as everyone else, then it won't be “news.” Get your head out of your bum and pay attention to what's going on in the world.

      • Benjamin Roussey

        Gay people are disgusting.

        • jeangenie

          Your hate of people who have no impact on your life is disgusting.

  • Calvin


  • Deadmau5

    That make her more sexy

  • LRBM

    bit dumb, she'll never be able to play and straight girl and make it believable. I know I know all the comments that will come, how actors play all sorts of roles they clearly aren't but you may not like it, but its true. An out gay guy cant play a believable straight guy and make it work for most of the audience and a lesbian chick cant either.

    • F4CrewChick

      “Gay” in reincarnation is a transition between genders.

    • Lordandsavior

      Neil patrick harris … Your point is irrelevant

      • LRBM

        LOL if he is the best example of a camp believable straight guy you are out of luck.

  • williamg

    Actually homosexuality has been explained thousands of years ago by the
    Eastern doctrine of Karma and Reincarnation. We are all the products of
    decisions we've made in previous lives; good, bad or indifferent! To think we
    just all of a sudden are born here like chickens hatched from eggs is silly to
    say the least. We all have pasts and our present circumstances are the result
    of decisions made in the past, yes, even homosexuality. So you see, we are all
    responsible for who and what we are!! Born Gay? maybe, but due to your own
    choices in past lives. God or nature didn't make you Gay, that was YOUR choice!
    or so it says in Eastern Philosophy.

    • throwaway

      Yeah, to think we are suddenly born her like every other animal on the planet is so silly

      • Person 01

        Chill bro. Just let him/her be with their beliefs. Can't really say that it is false.

  • BIff

    Lesbian? duh. That's a given. She should have had a press release/conference admitting that she's a little see (C) you (U) next (N) Tuesday (T).

  • Biff

    Lesbian? duh. That's a given. She should have had a press release/conference admitting that she's a little see (C) you (U) next (N) Tuesday (T).

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Ellen Page is immoral but cute. Ellen Page is also super tiny. Too small.

    • Eduardo Sodre Junior

      i'm afraid of you, please seek help

      • Benjamin Roussey

        I guess you like 70 pound females.

        • AlesbowholovesEllenPage

          I love her. She is a real cutie. And I'm a girl so I hope you are one of those annoying people who believes that being gay is a choice. Please explain to me, when did you choose to be straight? And also, why does it matter that she is short? She is adorable and lovely. And she's being brave and putting herself out there for people like you to judge her. So take a breath and realize that your hate will do nothing to change who she is and no one really cares what you have to say.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Ellen Page does not know how to run an economy.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    every metric the Obama stimulus failed (no shovel ready jobs, high unemployment
    still remained, more money wasted). It did help America though reach
    $18,000,000,000,000 in debt faster though. It did smash the next generation of
    Americans. So in those horrendous regards, it was a stunning success.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    You believed the Obama lying machine.
    You believed you could keep your doctor and your insurance plan. You believed
    you would have lower health care costs. You believed the website would be
    working and would work. These idiots cannot even set up a website! Hilarious!
    Just like the Germans did in the 1930s who believed an egotistical liar, you
    believed the Obama who continues to lie and earn a Pinocchio every week.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    “If you truly believe prayer can bring hope, why
    don’t you focus on teaching my little ones to pray against evil in advance of

    you realize that since prayer was removed from your schools in 1962, teen
    pregnancy has increased by more than 500 percent? SAT scores have dropped 80
    points, teen suicide has tripled, the divorce rate has tripled and violent
    crime has increased sixfold? Who convinced you that teaching my little ones to
    pray or learn about who I am would be harmful? The opposite if true. The less
    someone’s heart depends on me for their life’s purpose, comfort and love, the
    more likely they are going to commit a crime.

    “Matthew 15:19 says, ‘For out of the
    heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false
    witness, blasphemies.’

    “You are allowing my little ones to
    learn more about video game ‘commandos,’ who ironically shoot to kill, than my
    Ten Commandments, designed to teach self-sacrificial love. You have banned both
    guns and me from schools as if we both were weapons for evil.

    • johannes

      and the glaciers in the poles melting, taxes going up… for gods sake.. obama is president, if only they learned that praying solves absolutely everything…

  • Benjamin Roussey

    at city hall this week:

    “Good morning. We want to apply for a marriage license.”

    “Names?”"Tim and Jim Jones.”

    “Jones?? Are you related?? I see a resemblance.”

    “Yes, we're brothers.”

    “Brothers?? You can't get married.”

    “Why not?? Aren't you giving marriage licenses to same gender

    “Yes, thousands. But we haven't had any siblings. That's incest!”

    “Incest?” No, we are not gay.”

    “Not gay?? Then why do you want to get married?”

    “For the financial benefits, of course. And we do love each other.
    Besides, we don't have any other prospects.”

    “But we're issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who'vebeen
    denied equal protection under the law. If you are not gay, you can get married
    to a woman.”

    “Wait a minute. A gay man has the same right to marry a woman as I have.
    But just because I'm straight doesn't mean I want to marry a woman. I want to
    marry Jim.”

    “And I want to marry Tim, Are you going to discriminate against us just
    because we are not gay?”

    “All right, all right. I'll give you your license. Next. “Keep
    going…”Hi. We are here to get married.”Names?”

    “John Smith, Jane James, Robert Green, and June Johnson.”"Who
    wants to marry whom?”

    “We all want to marry each other.”

    “But there are four of you!”

    “That's right. You see, we're all bisexual. I love Jane and Robert, Jane
    loves me and June, June loves Robert and Jane, and Robert loves June and me.
    All of us getting married together is the only way that we can express our
    sexual preferences in a marital relationship.”

    “But we've only been granting licenses to gay and lesbian couples.”

    “So you're discriminating against bisexuals!”

    “No, it's just that, well, the traditional idea of marriage is that it's
    just for couples.”

    “Since when are you standing on tradition?”

    “Well, I mean, you have to draw the line somewhere.”

    “Who says?? There's no logical reason to limit marriage to couples. The
    more the better. Besides, we demand our rights! The mayor says the constitution
    guarantees equal protection under the law. Give us a marriage license!”
    Still going…”All right, all right. Next.”

    “Hello, I'd like a marriage license.”"In what names?”
    “David Deets.”

    “And the other man?”"That's all. I want to marry myself.”

    “Marry yourself?? What do you mean?”

    “Well, my psychiatrist says I have a dual personality, so I want to marry
    the two together. Maybe I can file a joint income-tax return.”

    “That does it!? I quit!!? You people are making a mockery of

  • Pi

    Did anyone else here her sexy “oh fuck”? 2:28