Spider-Man: Far From Home star Zach Barack said the state of queer and trans representation isn’t “good enough” in Marvel’s films and TV shows.
Barack, who was the first openly trans actor to appear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, said the superhero studios efforts to champion LGBTQ+ representation are falling short in an interview with Digital Spy.
“It’s not good enough,” Barack said. “It’s… I mean, on some fundamental level, even seeing Batgirl shelved, which is not Marvel, it all boils down to what we value – which is not femininity.”
He continued: “That’s where hating trans people, in a lot of ways, comes from – that we don’t want people to act less than what we see, which is often masculinity.