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Batgirl Star Leslie Grace Teases the DCEU’s First Trans Character

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Batgirl movie, leaks from the set and an apparent confirmation from its star indicate the movie will introduce the DC Extended Universe’s first live-action trans character.

While production is just getting underway, footage and photos of star Leslie Grace shooting scenes alongside actor Ivory Aquino have fans feeling pretty confident we’ll see the character Alysia Yeoh make her debut in the film. ​ Yeoh is a trans character who appeared in the Batgirl comics as the roommate and best friend of the titular crime fighter’s secret identity, Barbara Gordon.

Created by comics writer Gail Simone, Yeoh first appeared in 2011 and represented a landmark moment in comics, as she was the first major trans character in a contemporary mainstream comic.

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