'Power Rangers' will give us Hollywood's first LGBT superhero

Opening on March 24, Lionsgate are no doubt hoping that Power Rangers will signal the start of a new cinematic universe, because apparently these days a major movie studio without a shared universe franchise is no cinematic universe at all. 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.

The upcoming flick will feature the first LGBT main character in the history of big-budget superhero movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

THR says the scene occurs during the second act of the movie when one character assumes the Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger is just having "boyfriend problems", before realizing that she's actually dealing with "girlfriend problems". "I think so many people in the LGBTQI community are going to be excited to see that representation".

'She hasn't fully figured it out yet.

Becky G as Trini in Saban's Power Rangers.

"The movie is saying, 'That's OK, ' and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe".

He continues: "She has not yet found her true identity and there is a really good scene in the film or it is evoked and it is said that it is normal".

The Power Rangers are about to hit the big screen and director Dean Israelite reveals one of the brightly colored defenders will be grappling with their sexual orientation.

The move comes on the heels of Disney's adding a gay storyline to "Beauty and the Beast", in another short moment that nonetheless ruffled enough feathers it get it banned in a few countries.

David Yost, who played the original Blue Power Ranger on the TV show and left after suffering anti-gay harassment while on set, has praised the move.

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