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

‘Batgirl’ Officially Casts Ivory Aquino as First Trans Character in a DC Comics Feature Film
Barbara Gordon has officially found her roommate.

Ivory Aquino 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. Yeoh 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, tagging Aquino and captioning the shot (of two women crossing the street) with “Barbara and Alysia
See full article at Variety - Film News »

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