Meet transgender teen Ian AIexander from Netflix The OA

Ian AIexander

I watched the first few episodes of “The OA” without knowing that the character “Buck” was played by trans man Ian AIexander. In fact, I hadn’t planned on watching more of the OA at all, it seemed too dark and the scenes lacked cohesiveness.

Then I saw episode 3 and I was hooked. The series catch-phrase ‘trust the unknown’ is intriguing. How can one trust something that they do not know about? And then I found out Ian AIexander is possibly the first Asian transgender youth to land a recurring role in a mainstream series. So now I too am diving in. Feet first.

But why “The OA”? strange name for a series.

This vine was shared on twitter by a fan and shared by Ian so in our search to understand him…

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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