Warning: there are Power Rangers spoilers ahead!
The Power Rangers is making history as the first big budget movie to feature a gay superhero. Israelite said the moment Trini's sexuality is discussed is "small" but "pivotal" for the movie.
People took to social media to share their thoughts on the "Power Rangers" film, which was scheduled to hit theaters Friday. Read the full THR story here.
Characters like DC's Harley Quinn and Marvel's Iceman have been written as gay or bisexual in the comics. Beyond broke ground by revealing Sulu to be gay (and married, with a kid), and Beauty and the Beast provoked controversy by hinting that LeFou is gay, #PowerRangers seems set to go one further by introducing the very first queer superhero on the big screen.
During the second act of the Lionsgate remake of the popular children's TV show from the '90s, Yellow Ranger Trini Kwan, played by Becky G, is shown struggling to accept her sexual orientation.
The Yellow Ranger is the latest longtime character to be portrayed as LGBT in a recent movie.
According The Hollywood Reporter, there's a scene where the rest of the Rangers learn that Trini isn't straight.
The development is especially remarkable as Power Rangers was previously known for causing the original series' Blue Ranger to quit because of vile homophobic abuse.
That's why we're so excited to see a superhero whose self discovery will resonate with millions of viewers looking for a kick ass Ranger they can really relate to!
I doubt that Power Rangers is going to get as much resistance as Beauty and the Beast for mere fact that The Power Rangers gay character is female and Beauty and The Beast's is male.