7:22 AM EDT 3/21/2017
"Power Rangers" will introduce a homosexual character as superhero in the latest series. For the first time in the film-making history, a super-hero protagonist with such sexual preference has been cast.
Becky G has been finalized to play Trini, the Yellow Power Ranger. "Power Rangers" is all set to hit the silver screens worldwide on Thursday. In the flick, the protagonist questions her sexual orientation. Plot Director Dean Israelite said that he incorporated the scene keeping in mind the younger audience. According to him, the youngsters could easily relate to the plot.
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Israelite told The Hollywood Reporter that thecharacter keeps questioning "a lot about who she is." "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."
The comic books have featured many LGBT characters as heroes and villains, including DC's Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Catwoman. However, when these characters were taken to the big screens, they were introduced as straight brands. As far as the comic books are concerned, X-Men's Northstar was the first character with homosexuality, which was introduced in 1992.
On the contrary, in the original "Power Rangers" series, Trini was represented as a straight character while she will be shown in a homosexual role in the movie. The best part is that the fans have given an overwhelming response to the change and accepted Trini as the first superhero with a "girlfriend problems."
When the original Blue Ranger actor David Yost played an openly gay character in the 1990s, he was criticized for his choice. He had to quit the series after he was harassed over his sexual orientation. The actor, however, did not hesitate to praise the change in the latest "Power Rangers" series.
"They really stepped up to the plate," Yost said as quoted by E Online. "I think so many people in the LGBTQI community are going to be excited to see that representation."
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