Just a week after it was revealed that Disney made on of the characters from Beauty and the Beast into a gay character (say, what happened to sexuality being fixed,) now the Power Rangers are movie is boasting that they now have a gay-ish Power Ranger.
Power Rangers is breaking down a barrier no superhero has movie before. The Lionsgate reboot of the ’90s children’s TV show is the first big-budget superhero movie to feature an LGBT protagonist.
During Power Rangers’ second act, there’s a scene in which the titular heroes learn that the Yellow Ranger Trini (Becky G) is coming to terms with her sexual orientation, with one character assuming she’s having “boyfriend problems,” and soon realizing that perhaps she’s actually having “girlfriend problems.” It’s a small moment, but one director Dean Israelite calls “pivotal” for the entire film.
“For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Israelite tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is saying, ‘That’s OK,’ and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.”
Their tribe? Really?
I won’t be bringing my kids to either of these movies. I won’t pay to have my children indoctrinated.