Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a re-watch.In honor of Elliot Page’s first sit-down, TV interview with Oprah Winfrey since coming out as transgender, we would like to remind our readers of the actor’s auspicious 2005 debut.Hard Candy casts Page as Hayley, a 14-year-old internet chatterbox.
She captures the attention of Jeff (Patrick Wilson), a 32-year-old photographer who convinces her to meet up for coffee. A flirtatious conversation ensues, which sees the pair adjourn to Jeff’s house.
There, Hayley suggests they have a cocktail. Jeff reluctantly agrees…and suddenly loses consciousness. When he wakes up, Hayley has him tied to a chair, and accuses him of.Read more on queerty.com