We don’t like posting spoilers as news but this is something that absolutely needs celebration now and when it finally airs around the world.
In an episode of Power Rangers Dino Fury – which is airing new episodes in France – the Green Ranger (Izzy Garcia) is revealed to be in a relationship with a young woman named Fern. Fans of Power Rangers know that the first “official” LGBTQ representation was in the 2017 Power Rangers movie. The character Trini, played by Becky G, was implied as being LGBTQ but never truly outright stated in the movie (the director and cast would embrace the implication as such however). There is no doubt left in the viewer’s mind after watching the episode of Power Rangers Dino Fury.
This is a huge moment in Power Rangers because the television show has notoriously skirted the issue of LGBTQ representation. Caleb Bendit, who played the comedy character Monty in Power Rangers Ninja Steel, has stated publicly that he would portray his character as having romantic feelings for the character Victor but that he was told to tone it down by show-runners. Even heterosexual relationships have been taboo in Power Rangers, with on-screen kisses being a big no-no (instead, characters showcase affection by holding hands).
Show-runner Simon Bennett has commented on the revelation of Izzy’s sexuality and openly stated that it was all signed off on by writers, producers, Nickelodeon, and Hasbro.
All we can say is – it’s about f-cking time! See the clip below! This episode of Power Rangers Dino Fury (Episode 13, “The Matchmaker” is scheduled to air on September 25th in the United States on Nickelodeon)
— al 🦕 (@tyramigos) September 7, 2021