"She's pining over the violence." Executive Bruce Timm acknowledged "it's complicated." "I actually like that in that opening story both Batman and Batgirl make a series of mistakes and then it kind of escalates, because Batman kind of overreacts and then she overreacts to his overreaction," said Timm.

"That's a very human thing." Timm went on to say Batman was more at fault in the first part of the movie.

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and yet the story you gave her ended up being about the men in her life. " Screenwriter Brian Azzarello responded by calling Barbara "stronger than the men in her life in this story." "She controls the men in her life in this story," he said.

The fan shouted that she was strong by "using sex" as he walked away from the mic, sparking a minutes-long discussion about the scene.

But sexuality is a spectrum in every sense, both in the type of sex you have and how much you want to have it.” Though Shelby doesn’t consider the ‘virgin’ label part of her identity, her condition has made it difficult to fit in.

“The hardest part is how isolating and lonely it has been – sex is everywhere,” Shelby says.

“I actually used to be jealous of friends with STIs because people at least know what you’re talking about, and you can do something about it,” she says.

“So I hope that the film will empower others suffering with sexual dysfunction, as they come to terms with being a sexual person in an asexual body.

Now I’m public about my condition and I’m only receiving love and support.” The 2D animation trailer for the film (subtitled: ‘The more tightly wound we are, the stronger we can break free’) gives people a sense of what it’s like to live with the condition. [Vaginismus] is such an internal process, literally physically and in terms of how you experience the emotions, so animation allowed me to illustrate all the internal thoughts and anxieties surrounding the condition.” Krystal Woodbridge, a psychosexual therapist and relationship counsellor based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, agrees that we need to get rid of the taboo surrounding female sexual dysfunction.

“Unfortunately, there is a lot of shame involved and women don’t come forward because they think there is something wrong with them,” Krystal tells me.

It’s frustrating.” For years, Shelby remained silent about her condition, embarrassed by her situation, which was exacerbated by the fact that no one talked about it.