With only three days left, of the highly anticipated movie about “Teenagers with attitude” who are five teenage students who are bestowed with a unique powers and abilities they must come together in order to defeat great evil yes I am referring to The Power Rangers. On the 24th of March this movie  (Based on the 90s TV Show Mghty Morphin) will finally be among us. I am a huge fan of Power Rangers (I watched Mighty Morphin and enjoyed the Dinsey era of Power Rangers such as Ninja Storm, SPD and Dino Thunder). I love this TV series so much because it represents unity amongst a diverse cast.

 

Now with the release of this film, the writers and director are introducing another aspect of humanity to their character development, They are making Trini Kwan portrayed by Rebecca Marie Gomez (Becky G) who is an American singer, actress, model and rapper. She is a well spoken, talented and beautiful and now her character is confirmed to be a lesbian.

This franchise has been around since the 90s and the hardcore fans of the show will watch this movie, also this movie is PG-13 so it is not for kids and will be aimed at 18 + and older males and females. This movie seems to be addressing mature issues such as: bullying, autism, working together and all around coming together as a unit to fulfil a purpose as a team which is to defeat an evil intergalactic witch.   and her golden companion.

Becky G in 'Power Rangers' (inset: director Dean Israelite)

During Power Rangers‘ second act, there’s a scene in which the titular 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.”

One of the iconic things about this upcoming reboot is that, the director Dean Israelite is aiming to push the boundaries of a comic book superhero movie. Above you can see  Trini’s character is discussed, thoroughly it is revealed that she is having relationship problems but it is later revealed that she is having sexual identity issues and is revealed she is involved in relationship with a fellow woman who is her other half the writers revealed they want to make Trini Kwan the first “Latina Lesbian” superhero on the silver screen.

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Rebecca Marie Gomez (Becky G) aka Trini Kwan on set, getting her photos taken for the promotion of this film

In my opinion this is a bold statement as it empowers people in being themselves and accepting who they really are. This is the first time I have heard of a lesbian in movies who will be openly gay. This film is not shying away from sexual identity issues a lot of teenagers and even adolescents go through throughout people’s millennial years. Since this is a PG-13 I am not too surprised but I am looking forward to this nonetheless.

GO GO Power Rangers in cinema’s  24th of March 2017, stay tuned for my no spoilers review/spoilers review.

 

 


 

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