Marvel’s first openly trans actor calls for more portrayals
Los Angeles – The first openly transgender actor in the Marvel Universe says there needs to be more representation of his experience.
Zach Barack plays a classmate of Peter Parker’s in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” His gender identity is not addressed in the brief role.
Barack said to him, superhero movies “always felt like a trans story because it’s talking about identity.”
Barack says there needs to be more roles for trans people in all sorts of movies.
The 23-year-old Chicago-area native also appeared in the TV series “L.A.’s Finest.”
The new Spider-Man movie is now playing in theaters.