Ellen Page No Longer Involved in Teen Lesbian Werewolf Film

A. Quinton — Jun. 30th 2008

It’s a shame that I have to introduce this movie to the site by posting bad news about it. According to its IMDB page, Jack and Diane, which was to star Juno‘s Ellen Page, is about two teen lesbians who…

…meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane’s charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack’s tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire is giving her werewolf-like visions.

Sounds interesting, right? Unfortunately, due to lack of funding and Ellen Page’s desire to protect her career’s rising star from colliding with controversy, Jack and Diane has run into trouble.

The film was to be directed by Bradley Rust Gray and released in 2010, but according to New York Magazine’s interview with Olivia Thirlby (who was to play Jack to Ellen Page’s Diane), lesbian werewolves aren’t the right thing for Page’s career right now.

“I mean, it’s half-animated and nonlinear and Ellen’s in a very high place right now and there’s just too much focus on her and her career for her to be able to go off and do some super-experimental flick.”

Yes, you’re right. She’s clawed her way out of obscurity by starring in such gems as Trailer Park Boys, Hard Candy and X-Men: The Last Stand. Most recently she became an icon for teen pregnancy in Juno. We certainly wouldn’t want to tarnish her career with anything as tacky as controversy, would we?

  • Personally, I don’t think Hollywood has what it takes to make a smart werewolf movie. To most viewers and Hollywood insiders, a “smart werewolf movie” is probably an oxymoron to begin with. A smart lesbian movie would be even more difficult to make (lol, lesbian movie connoisseur that I am), and combined with the werewolf element would be near impossible to get off the ground. Sure, Tim Burton could probably pull something off, but he’s the only director who comes to mind. Other than that, the only lesbian werewolf movie that could ever be valid (in my opinion) would have to be about a breakdancing werehyena who holds a combat-makeout contest for lesbian werewolves on his secret Shadow Base Island fortress. The tournament has many contenders, where the hyena himself is the final boss that the lesbian werewolf tournament winner has to fight / make out with. However, midway through the tournament, all the lesbian werewolves realize that the whole tournament is a trick. They then team up to form an invincibly hot lesbian werewolf striketeam and they all gang up on the hyena to treat him to the same hot combat-makeout action that he subjected them to.

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