'Power Rangers' Movie to Feature First On-Screen LGBT Superhero

'Power Rangers' Movie to Feature First On-Screen LGBT Superhero

In the scene, one character suspects Trini - played by actress Becky G - is having "boyfriend problems", before realizing she might be having "girlfriend problems" instead, THR reported.

Director Dean Israelite, who also directed found footage science fiction film Project Almanac as his debut, will say the LGBTI moment is "pivotal" for the character.

The Power Rangers is making history as the first big budget movie to feature a gay superhero.

Opening on March 24, Lionsgate are no doubt hoping that Power Rangers will signal the start of a new cinematic universe, because apparently these days a major movie studio without a shared universe franchise is no cinematic universe at all. Trini confesses her sexuality in an Act 2 campfire scene where the teens rest from their heroic training and opening up about their feelings.

"For Trini, really she's questioning a lot about who she is", Israelite tells The Hollywood Reporter. Things are about to change with the movie the Power Rangers and more particularly with the character of Trini aka the Yellow Ranger. In the TV show, none of the characters were queer or on the spectrum, but actor David Yost (who played Billy) was/is gay, and was subject to a degree of bullying and suspicion on set. 'I think so many people in the LGBTQI community are going to be excited to see that representation'.

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This news about the Yellow Ranger comes shortly after the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast featured the character of LeFou as being gay.

'They really stepped up to the plate, ' Yost said.

Power Rangers will open in theaters this week.

In recent years, LGBT superheroes like Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Marvel's Ice Man were all portrayed as gay or bisexual.

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