The "Power Rangers" reboot is breaking some MAJOR barriers by making one of its rangers openly gay.

Hollywood is known to have diversity issues, but its lack of LGBTQ representation is also something that it is often criticized for. Roughly 17% of major movies released had a self-identified LGBTQ character; gay men accounted for 77% of those roles.

Trini Kwan — the yellow ranger played by Becky G — explores her sexual orientation throughout the film and opens up about her "girlfriend problems."

Director Dean Israelite told The Hollywood Reporter, "For Trini, really she's questioning a lot about who she is. 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."

Even the original blue ranger, David Yost, gave his blessing for this character.

Yost, who is openly gay, left the '90s "Power Rangers" series after being harassed for his sexual identity.  "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," he said.

Not only will Becky G be making history for LGBTQ representation on the big screen, but she is also shutting down Latinx stereotypes.

Although Latinxs make up nearly 18% of the nation's total population, only 5.8% of Latinxs are represented in TV and film — and oftentimes, they take on the role of maids and drug dealers. 

Now we get to see a a gay Latina superhero in move theaters across the nation.

As soon as news spread, people began to share their excitement and support for a power ranger that was being portrayed by a Latina AND is gay.


YAS, "Power Rangers," take all of our money!