'Power Rangers' movie features ranger questioning sexuality

This is so as the Yellow Ranger in the upcoming Power Rangers movie is gay, early reviews of the movie said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film's second act has a scene where, after a comment about "boyfriend problems", it's made clear that Trini is questioning her sexuality and may, in fact, be having girlfriend problems.

Director Dean Isrealite explained the moment to The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that yes, Trini is queer and during the movie she's working out what that means for her.

It's heartening to see a franchise as influential as the Power Rangers representing an LGBTQ character on-screen.

When Disney revealed LeFou from its live-action "Beauty and the Beast" would be its first gay character, many outlets said it was a poor representation because LeFou is a villainous sidekick.

Power Rangers will be released on 24 March.

Becky G as Trini in Saban's Power Rangers.

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

David Yost, who played the original Blue Ranger in the TV show but left the series in 1996 after he faced harassment for being gay told THR that the new movie "really stepped up to the plate". In a brief scene at the end of the movie, he is seen dancing with another man. News of the character's sexuality was first reported two weeks ago and sparked some controversy, as a theater in Alabama announced it would not show the movie as a result, while Russian Federation gave the film an adults-only rating and Malaysia demanded the specific scene be cut. "The film industry lags behind television when it comes to LGBTQ stories, so while these may seem like small moments, they are actually big steps".

The new "Power Rangers" movie is due out Friday. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet.

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