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TV: Marvel Gets a Trans Character

Jessica Jones

The Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced its first ever transgender character in season 3 of Jessica Jones, released on Netflix on June 14. In a major step towards trans inclusion, show runners added the character of a transgender assistant at Jessica’s detective agency, played by the openly trans actress Aneesh Sheth. Sheth, who is originally from Pune in India but moved to America as a child, said it had been an “exciting” opportunity to play the character of Gillian in the final season of the show. “I am transgender and the character of Gillian is also trans. But there’s no mention … Read more

News: Are You Watching Jessica Jones?

Jessica Jones

Another comic book series? Well, Netflix’s new offering, which debuts its first season on Friday, is a little different. The female protagonist is a tough, damaged, boozy cookie — a former superhero who opens a detective agency. Jessica is more interested in paying the rent then saving the city and can be a bit of an “asshole,” according to star Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23). Critics are eating up this female-led Marvel series, which also stars The Matrix’s Carrie-Anne Moss as a lesbian client of Jessica’s. Editor’s Npte: Gilmore Girls fans may also recognize Ritter – … Read more