- The Washington Times - Monday, March 20, 2017

The upcoming “Power Rangers” movie will feature a ranger who is questioning her sexuality.

Director Dean Israelite said Yellow Ranger Trini Kwan, played by Becky Gomez, struggles in the film with what she assumes are “boyfriend problems,” before realizing they could be “girlfriend problems” instead.

“For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Mr. Israelite told 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.”

Some are hailing the Yellow Ranger as the first queer super hero to grace the big screen.

The revelation comes after Disney’s “Beauty in the Beast” featured what director Bill Condon called “an exclusively gay moment,” in which villainous sidekick LeFou, played by Josh Gad, briefly dances with a man.

“Power Rangers” opens in theaters March 24.

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