The new “Power Rangers” movie is breaking a barrier that no other superhero movie has crossed before. The film version of the 90’s TV show has decided to include a lesbian character in its lead cast.
The movie will show the coming to terms of the Yellow Power Ranger’s own sexuality. Dean Isarelite, director has called this a “pivotal moment” for the movie. Israelite hopes that people will identify with “Trini” and understand that coming out and being who you are is OK!
Trini or the ‘yellow power ranger’ is played by Mexican-American actress Becky G.
In the past, there has been LGBT representation in comic books with characters such as Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, but these characters have always been shown on the big screen as straight female superheroes.
TV on the other hand has been more progressive, featuring a lesbian storyline in the CW’s Supergil. The show’s producer is openly gay Greg Berlanti, who has been known to feature other LGBT characters in previous shows.
Coming out in theaters only a couple weeks after Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast, and featuring also an LGBT character, Power Rangers will most likely start a new era of diversity in superhero movies.