While some people think this is a way for promoters to cash in on the LGBT audience, or if it’s merely toying with some ambiguity, Power Rangers is a series that has reached people of all ages. From the die-hard fans who were with it from the beginning to people who are being introduced (or re-introduced) to the franchise.
“For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Dean Israelite, the director of the film 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.”
During the second act of the film, you learn that the Yellow Ranger, Trini (played by Becky G), is coming to terms with her sexuality and “girlfriend problems.”
For Becky G, she doesn’t think this is something she’s trying to bank on. While talking to HollywoodLife, she said, “For me [playing the first openly gay superhero], it is super important, I mean Power Rangers has always been about equality, diversity, and unity,” Becky G told HollywoodLife. “And how can we make a movie about the people without acknowledging people being people and especially a coming of age story. I feel that the story is the same story a lot of people who are going to be watching this movie are going through, whether it is from the OG fans or the newer generation that will be introduced. So to me, I am very proud!”