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18:15  23 june  2019
18:15  23 june  2019 Source:   pinknews.co.uk

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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.

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“I am transgender and the character of Gillian is also trans. But there’s no mention of her being trans within the show, nor a narrative around her identity,” Sheth said in an interview with iNews. “Which I think is wonderful because trans people exist in the world and it’s not always about their [trans] narrative.

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“I had a big discussion with Melissa Rosenberg [the creator of Jessica Jones] about where we thought Gillian came from, and her background. That’s very exciting as an actor, to be able to have a say in where I want this story to go. Marginalised actors are getting the power to create narratives within shows like this. I think that’s really important.”

Sheth said she was keen to “avoid sensationalism” in her portrayal of the character adding: “How wonderful it is for that person to exist in a show without having to hit it over the head.”

The inclusion of a trans character on the show was a pleasant surprise for fans, who took to Twitter to share their enthusiasm. Many praised the fact that Gillian’s trans identity was not a “defining trait.”

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Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3
Marvel introduces its first trans character in Jessica Jones season 3

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