The Russian film classification board has given the new Power Rangers reboot an 18+ certificate, allegedly over the film's inclusion of an LGBT character. Although no official reason has been given, the move follows intense media coverage over the inclusion of a lesbian protagonist in the form of Yellow Ranger, Trini. The character, played by singer Becky G — real name Rebecca Marie Gomez — is being described as the first LGBT superhero on the big screen. The 20-year-old claimed she was "really proud" of the brief moment her character questions her sexuality. This plot line potentially contradicts a controversial Russian anti-gay law passed in 2013 that banned "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."
March 25 / International Business News