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    Power Rangers gets 18+ rating in Russia after attacks over LGBT character

    The Russian distributor of Power Rangers has given the film an 18+ rating after criticism from several legislators who complained about the film’s inclusion of a LGBT character.

    WDSSPR, the Russian distributor of Power Rangers, informed cinemas on Friday that the film would have the highest possible age restrictions after the hardline legislator Vitaly Milonov suggested it should be banned.

    Milonov singled out the film’s director, Dean Israelite, and compared the film to fascist ideology. “If fascist ideology is banned in our country, then [movies by] the likes of Dean Israelite should be banned first thing,” he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    Another legislator, Alexei Zhuravlev, said the film amounted to “gay propaganda” while speaking on the conservative television network Tsargrad, and criticised staff at the culture ministry for not being stricter on the film.

    “Some officials don’t want to observe laws adopted by the state duma [lower chamber of Russian parliament], specifically the law banning gay propaganda among minors,” he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    Russia gives Beauty and the Beast adults-only rating over gay character

    The move follows a similar high rating for Beauty and the Beast, a film which was also criticised by Milonov, a St Petersburg lawmaker who has risen to prominence due to his stance against “gay propaganda”. Milonov said the film’s release in Russia should be canceled because, according to him, it promoted “perverted sexual relations”.

    He was given a medal of the order “For Service to the Fatherland” in the second degree in 2015, and in 2012 was the architect of the controversial St Petersburg law banning the “propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia among minors”.

    Power Rangers features the yellow ranger, played by Becky G, who questions her sexuality. In the US, the film received a PG-13 rating, which means some material may be inappropriate for children younger than 13.

    In the US this weekend, both films are set to dominate the box office with Power Rangers expected to make $40m and Beauty and the Beast a predicted $85m, which would give it the fourth-best second weekend of all time in north America.
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    There you have it. Thanks to Vlad, a Russian adult has the mental age of an American 13 year old.

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    not a bad move, why would you want to expose your kids to those stupid characters

    will probably be a success for viewers like Harry though

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    It's rated as 15+ in Thailand.

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    It a movie directed at children who are likely to young to have any concept of their own sexuality let alone that of others so what's the point in casting fags or transgenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    There you have it. Thanks to Vlad, a Russian adult has the mental age of an American 13 year old.
    To be fair, most American adults also have the mental age of a 13 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    There you have it. Thanks to Vlad, a Russian adult has the mental age of an American 13 year old.
    To be fair, most American adults also have the mental age of a 13 year old.
    And one even got elected as president!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    not a bad move, why would you want to expose your kids to those stupid characters

    will probably be a success for viewers like Harry though
    You're the one who appears to like sci-fi aimed at simpletons and children though buttplug.

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