Posted 20/03/2017 by Cinematoracle in Notable News
 
 

Yellow Ranger Trini will be first LGBT superhero

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Just confirmed, Trini (Becky G) will indeed be a LGBT character.  Becky G said the following about her LGBT-nature of her character:

 

“Power Rangers has always represented diversity and they’re always been ahead of the curve on a lot of things and although it may be a touchy subject for some people, I think it’s done in a very classy way, and not only that, in a way that’s really real, because you don’t know, Trini doesn’t know herself, and it’s that moment where she says out loud, ‘I’ve never said any of this out loud’ and that line, where, you know, Zordon says ‘You must shed your masks to wear this armor.’ It’s true. People should accept themselves for who they really are and be proud of that and take ownership of that first and learn that self love to really be happy; and I think that’s why Trini never found her purpose just yet, until she met them and that’s why she never really learned to love herself, because she didn’t accept who she really is just yet.”

 

The LGBT community is still extremely underrepresented in “mainstream” media.  It’s very interesting because David Yost (the original blue ranger Billy in the tv show) said he stopped doing the show because of homophobic rants on set. When asked what he thought of this coming of age spin of the movie he answered:

 

“They really stepped up to the plate. I think so many people in the LGBTQI community are going to be excited to see that representation.”

 

Personally i am also very excited about this perspective, especially with the history of the Power Rangers regarding Yost. Plus it gives Power Rangers an impuls when it comes to the teenage Zeitgeist it portrays, and sexual orientation is a huge part of that.

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