Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY denied a scene to be filmed there due to the films dialogue and their religious views on homosexuality.
Zach Galifianakis was originally cast but dropped out due to schedule conflict and replaced by Steve Carell.
In real life, actress Ellen Page identifies as a lesbian. She came out in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time To Thrive" conference on February 14, 2014. She was also included in "The Advocates" (an LGBT interest magazine's) annual 40 under 40 list.
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