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'Power Rangers' Reboot Features the First Openly Gay Movie Superhero Character

'Power Rangers' Reboot Features the First Openly Gay Movie Superhero Character
From Slashfilm - March 20, 2017

Lionsgate may be adapting a property from the 90s with theirnewPower Rangersreboot, butthe studio is also giving the movie a modern overhaul. Sure, its dark and gritty, but thats not the only way the film is designed to connect with 2017 audiences: its also the first to feature an openly gay superhero. Learn more about how Lionsgate is introducing the first gay Power Rangers character below.

(Minor spoilers ahead, if youre worried about that kind of thing.)

THR brings word that part of Power Rangershuman element involves the Yellow Ranger,Trini (played by actress Becky G), coming to terms with her sexual orientation. In one scene, a character assumes Trini ishaving boyfriend problems, butquickly comes to realize that shes having girlfriend problems. Director Dean Israeliteexplains what he thinks is one of the moviespivotal moments:

For Trini, really shes questioning a lot about who she is.She hasnt fully figured it out yet. I think whats great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, Thats OK. The movie is saying, Thats OK, and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.

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