One of the 'Power Rangers' Is Hollywood's First Gay Superhero

20 March, 2017, 21:40 | Author: Benny Bass

The upcoming Power Rangers will change up the background of one of the Rangers, Yellow Ranger Trini. Comicbook.com has reported that though' reviews of the film are still coming in, there is no denying the film is breaking new ground for the superhero genre.

One character assumes she's having "boyfriend problems", but later realizes she's actually having "girlfriend problems".

Superhero movies are behind their more progressive comic book and TV counterparts in terms of LGBTQ+ representation. Her sexuality will be addressed briefly in a conversation about relationship issues in the second act of the film. This new film, directed by Dean Israelite, arrives this week (March 24).

"She hasn't fully figured it out yet", he said.

But when these characters are adapted to the big screen, they have all been portrayed as straight - albeit a few homoerotic lines from Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. There have been several queer characters on Marvel's TV shows and Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) on Arrow is gay, but there haven't been any visible gay superheroes in Marvel or DC's films.

"I think what's great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, 'That's OK'".

The franchise has come a long way since the 1990s, when David Yost (who played the Blue Ranger) quit the series over sexual harassment about his orientation.

"They really stepped up to the plate", Yost told THR.

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. In the sci-fi movie world, last year's Star Trek Beyond revealed that Sulu (played by John Cho in the rebooted Star Trek movie universe), was gay.

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