I don’t think Power Rangers deserves all it’s getting for its first “queer superhero” because here’s how it went:
Zack: Boyfriend trouble?
Trini: yeah, “boyfriend”
And then Trini continued with her story. That’s all it was. There wasn’t even a solid yes. You don’t get praised for doing something so minimalist. As with Beauty and the Beast, they made the wrong character gay. We are allowed to complain. Hollywood isn’t allowed to say that we should appreciate what we get because what we get is basically a slap to the face. Here they’ve given us a character who’s name is The Fool, in love with a straight man, and a character who’s sexuality is questioned for a split second without a solid answer. Are we supposed to appreciate this? This is bullshit. The characters sexuality doesn’t need to serve any purpose to the characters being, it’s just that if you’re going to have it acknowledged, do it correctly.
With the attention on these two films for doing this, Hollywood will continue to do just that. They will add little things to characters that aren’t focused on as much and say they’re of some minority group. Do not praise them for this. They’re most likely going to continue with this in one of the 19 films Disney is making, probably by saying one of Prince Charming’s boots were given to him by his bisexual brother.
Asexual Character: Belle from Beauty and The Beast
submitted by @the13throse (Headcanoned as demiromantic ace. “
She’s interested in the concept and idea of romance in fiction, but rejects it from the overly-sexual Gaston and doesn’t become romantically attracted to the Beast until they’ve both gotten to know each other quite well! Looking back on her portrayal in the film, as a romantic ace myself, I relate very strongly to her.” )