The popular 1990s children’s TV show – Power Rangers – is being brought back as the first big-budget superhero movie to feature an LGBT leading character.
The movie includes a scene in which the 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.”