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    'Power Rangers' Breaks Ground With First Gay Big-Screen Superhero

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    "Power Rangers is breaking down a barrier no superhero movie has before. The Lionsgate reboot of the '90s children's TV show is the first big-budget superhero movie to feature an LGBT protagonist.

    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."

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    Who gives a crap as long as the movie is entertaining.
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    Media is all about the buzzwords to get people excited one way or the other.. More clicks more money for them!
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    Diversity is important and we need more of it in movies. That is, I like it when neighborhoods look like mine. There are people from all over.

    But, as bad as this sounds, I often go to the movies to get away from all this. I do go to serious movies, but sometimes want to leave my brains at the door and watch the Avengers beat the hell out of a bad guy. In other words, there is a time and place to put these issues.

    I thought Power Rangers was mostly for young people who want an adventure. This is not the place I would put a complex issue. And not the place I would want to see it. Again, there are places and movies that should address this. A kids action and adventure movie….even an adult one is not where I would bring these issues up.

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    Couldn't agree more Barry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefisc View Post
    Diversity is important and we need more of it in movies. That is, I like it when neighborhoods look like mine. There are people from all over.

    But, as bad as this sounds, I often go to the movies to get away from all this. I do go to serious movies, but sometimes want to leave my brains at the door and watch the Avengers beat the hell out of a bad guy. In other words, there is a time and place to put these issues.

    I thought Power Rangers was mostly for young people who want an adventure. This is not the place I would put a complex issue. And not the place I would want to see it. Again, there are places and movies that should address this. A kids action and adventure movie….even an adult one is not where I would bring these issues up.

    Samuel Goldwyn said: “If you've got a message, send a telegram.”
    I dont disagree, but that is where the quandary lies. If it is not put in, by sacrificial lambs maybe (or even by those that know their movie sucks and need something to attract an audience), then when does it become the "norm"? where it doesnt get a sound bite or have Fox News making people run for the hills? It has to start somewhere.

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    another point is, it is easier to allow the youth to absorb something that may be new to them than the old curmudgeon sitting on the La-Z-Boy. make it spark a conversation, god forbid we have parents doing some parenting. may seem heavy handed or forced but some avoid difficult issues like the plague.

    there are plenty of kids that have these topics introduced to them at a young age, parents are gay or an uncle or aunt, and are fine.

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    As an old curmudgeon sitting in my La-Z-Boy, when I see men kissing, it just gives me the heebee jeebees. If you like it, fine.
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