Russia has slapped an “18+” adults-only rating on the new Power Rangers movie after widespread Western media reports that it includes a female character questioning her sexuality. The film is rated PG-13 in the U.S.
Notably, Russia reportedly has not given a similar adult rating to Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast, despite its alteration of the original animated film to make one of its characters (Le Fou) homosexual, in what the director called an “exclusively gay moment.”
The Hollywood Reporter reported:
“On Friday, WDSSPR, the Russian distributor of Power Rangers, informed theaters that the age restriction for the movie has been changed from 16+ to 18+, meaning that only viewers over 18 will be admitted to the screenings.
“The distributor provided no explanation for assigning the stricter age restriction, but it followed harsh criticism from several [Russian] legislators over the movie’s LGBTQ content.”
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