“I said it, so now it’s your turn. But I know you, and I know you’d swallow your tongue before your pride. So go run off to Mexico, go wherever you have to go in order to discover yourself. But you’ll never find it. Your home is here, the people who love you are here. If you leave, I’m not letting that piece of me go with you. Don’t expect me to wait around for you. I won’t let you push me away again.”
Everyone (I mean that like one would mean the universal “we”) talks about how they want diversity and great representation in film and other media; and YET Y’ALL ARE SLEEPING ON POWER RANGERS!!!!!
As stated HERE ya’ll are all talk; there is finally a movie with great diversity and you won’t go see it. We get representation and ya’ll would rather go see the live action of a movie we have all probably watched more times than we can count when we were younger that had the same exact plot and its LGBTQ representation was a man whose name translates into “The Fool” and a primarily white cast.
Before I move on I would like to make a point about how hurtful it can be when a canonically bi-racial character is whitewashed.
KIMBERLY ANN HART IS BI-RACIAL!!!!! (AS IS NAOMI SCOTT!!)
Kimberly is half white half Indian just as Naomi Scott is and I am very glad that they stuck to that when it came to casting Kimberly’s parents.
Now, when you white wash a bi-racial character you are erasing a part of their identity. As a bi-racial person myself it always saddens me when I see whitewashing of a bi-racial character and I can only imagine how that actor/actress feels when they encounter their character being whitewashed. By whitewashing a bi-racial character you are telling that actor/actress that you are only accepting them for half of them and not all of them.
When you whitewash bi-racial characters you take this whole rounded character and break them in half, erasing what makes them, them. So just imagine how hurt and sad Naomi Scott must feel when her Indian heritage is erased.
And that is why I love it when I see bi-racial actor/actress’ play characters who are portrayed as bi-racial.
Power Rangers is a movie that is trying to give a whole new story than the one we all know. It gave us the nostalgia of our childhoods while also giving us a new story for a new generation. It gives us an autistic superhero who wasn’t cured of his autism once he became a superhero showing everyone just like him that autism isn’t something that limits them or tells them they can’t be a hero. (I’m no expert on autism and I’m not going to pretend I am)
Power Rangers gave us LGBTQ representation in the form of a Latina POC who I know many of us can relate too. There are many LGBTQ people out there who don’t feel as if they relate to their family or feel as if they can open up to them due to pressure or fear that they won’t be accepted.
THIS MOVIE DESERVES ALL THE SEQUELS!!!!!!!
Now let me tell you what this movie flopping tells the film industry:
Power Rangers flopping tells those big media companies that no wants to see a movie with a diverse cast, it shows them that no one cares about LGBTQ representation in media, it tells them that an autistic superhero is unrealistic, it tells them that NONE of that matters; that WE (Again using this universally) do not matter, it shows that NO ONE CARES, and I think that is very sad.
So don’t just talk; DO.
Don’t rant and rave about how you want diversity and representation in film and then not support that film/content when it comes out.
The saying is “Actions speak louder than words.”
So go out there and support this film, watch it while it is still available in theaters, (even if it is just the matinee prices), buy this film when it comes out on blu-ray and DVD, buy the merch, SHOW THOSE BIG MEDIA COMPANIES THAT WE MATTER AND CARE!!
(AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP WHITEWASHING KIMBERLY ANN HART)
Goodnight my sons i hope you have a wonderful day at work or school tomorrow you guys make me so so so happy and I appreciate every single one of you. i want you to draw a heart on your hand (or on your arm or leg or wherever) and whenever you get sad I want you to look at the heart and think of loaf mom, okay? Because I do really love you guys and I want you guys to know that I’m always here for you if you need to talk to somebody about your day or if you need somebody to vent to. Okay I love you goodnight my sons.
I’M SUPPOSED TO BE STUDYING BUT I SUDDENLY REMEMBERED A THING DURING MY COLLEGE YEAR AND I’M LAUGHING
So there was this one time when class just ended and everyone started packing and going out of the hall and then one of my classmates who sat in front of the lecturer was like searching for something and not packing his things yet and his friend was still there waiting for him, and then my lecturer noticed him and she asked that guy what is he searching for. And that guy answered her that he is searching for his glasses, and then the lecturer just stared at him and asked his friend like “Is he for real?”
bECAUSE THE GLASSES WAS JUST ON TOP OF HIS HEAD AND HE WAS LIKE AGGRESSIVELY SEARCHING FOR IT. AND IT DOESN’T HELP THAT THIS GUY IS LIKE THE SERIOUS KIND OF GUY LIKE HE LITERALLY JUST FOCUS ON STUDIES AND BEING GOOD STUDENT 90% OF THE TIME, AND THE LECTURER JUST LOOKED AT HIM IN DISBELIEF AND THEN HIS FRIEND JUST ASKED HIM TO TURN AND LOOK AT HIM FOR A MOMENT, and he did and his friend just took the glasses from his head and gave it to him like “Here.” and he be like, “Oh.”.
Prince Choi Seung-hyun and Sir Kwon Ji Yong on the set of 쩔어 (Jjeol-ouh) music video. By a great number of historians this is considered to be one of the most important days in the history of mankind. It is a well known fact that the blonde hair of Prince TOP brought worldwide peace. Astounding and very detailed panting by Franz Xaver Winterhalter.