In a new episode of Viceland’s Gaycation, Ellen Page and Ian Daniel travel to Orlando. The two explore the city in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting. In interviews with survivors and family and friends of the victims, they get an emotionally raw look at the effect this tragedy had on the community.
The Viceland special, Gaycation Presents: Orlando airs August 24 at 10PM, ahead of the September 7 season two premiere.
Gaycation follows Page and Daniel as they visit lands near and far and immerse themselves in the local LGBTQ culture.
The show was recently nominated for an Emmy for unstructured reality series. Speaking at SXSW this spring, Page made some perhaps eerily prescient remarks: “I’m a privileged person; I live in Los Angeles; I’ve done a job that has given me money; and I can walk down the street and kiss my girlfriend,” she said. “I think a lot about those that are more vulnerable than me around the world and in the United States… here’s an opportunity to go make something that allows voices to be heard that you don’t ever get to hear.”
You can watch Gaycation on Viceland TV and online.