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‘Batgirl’ casts first trans character in DC film

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DC film has been cast.Ivory Aquino, known for her TV roles in Tales Of The City and When We Rise, has been cast as Alysia Yeoh in HBO Max‘s forthcoming feature film Batgirl.

Yeoh is the best friend of the titular superhero, aka Barbara Gordon, portrayed by Leslie Grace.Both Aquino and Yeoh are transgender, which marks the first time that a live action film adaptation of a DC Comics title will feature an openly trans character.

Yeoh’s character was debuted in a 2011 issue of Batgirl written by Gail Simone and penciled by Ardian Syaf.Variety reports that Aquino’s casting has now been confirmed after the news leaked earlier this month.

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