blue-ranger

anonymous asked:

i think... the only piece of media i know of that's not specifically about autism with a main character on the spectrum is the new power rangers movie. the blue ranger specifically says he's "on the spectrum" and it's even a pretty accurate representation of an autistic person. also the movie was super fun and cheesy, just like you'd expect from power rangers.

I saw it. I agree

‘Power Rangers’ star RJ Cyler talks about playing an autistic character

  • Power Rangers made headlines this week with news that Becky G’s Yellow Ranger is gay (or possibly bisexual). 
  • But the representation doesn’t stop there. The reboot includes an autistic character in the Blue Ranger Billy, played by RJ Cyler. 
  • In an interview with Mic, Cyler said he knew his character would be on the spectrum when he signed onto the film.
  • “I got excited,” he explained, when asked how he reacted to the news. “It was good to be able to see life through a different viewpoint, because we see life through our eyes and so we feel like we have everything understood, but that’s just through our imagination. Being able to just bring that type of aspect to Billy, man, it was just exciting, and it was such an honor to be able to represent such an amazing group of people.” Read more (3/21/17 3:12 PM)