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‘Batgirl’ Officially Casts Ivory Aquino as First Trans Character in a DC Comics Feature Film

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Adam B. Vary Senior Entertainment WriterBarbara Gordon has officially found her roommate.Ivory Aquino (“Tales of the City,” “When We Rise”) has been cast in the HBO Max feature film “Batgirl” as Alysia Yeoh, the best friend of the titular superhero, a.k.a.

Barbara Gordon (Leslie Grace).Both Aquino and Yeoh are transgender, marking the first time a live-action feature film adaptation of a DC Comics title will feature an openly trans character.

The character first appeared in a 2011 issue of “Batgirl” written by Gail Simone and penciled by Ardian Syaf.News of Aquino’s casting first leaked online in mid-January after Grace posted a photo seemingly from the set of the film to her Instagram story, tagged Aquino, and captioned the shot (of two women crossing the street) with “Barbara and Alysia.

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