Keanu Reeves has uncovered that he as of late discovered that The Matrix was intended as a purposeful anecdote for the transgender character.
Toward the beginning of August, chief Lilly Wachowski affirmed long-standing gossipy tidbits that the set of three of movies she made with sister Lana was saturated with trans moral stories.
Trans fats of the science fiction establishment had normally estimated about the allegories at work in the films, especially when both Lilly and Lana came out as trans in 2012 and 2016, individually.
“I’m glad that it has gotten out that that was the original intention,” Wachowski told Netflix Film Club. “The world wasn’t quite ready for it. The corporate world wasn’t ready for it.
Some have recommended that Neo’s anxiety with the world, which is depicted in the film as a “splinter in your mind”, is an illustration of gender dysphoria. The “red pill”, which permits him to perceive the truth about the real world, has been contrasted with estrogen pills.
The Wachowskis have never been afraid of discussing how their revolutionary work on The Matrix and its sequels helped navigate their trans identities. But readings of the original film through a specifically trans lens have seen a resurgence thanks to a viral clip of Lilly Wachowski discussing the allegory in a recent interview for Netflix’s trans identity documentary series.
“When you make movies it’s this public art form,” Wachowski said in the clip, “I think any kind of art that you put out in the universe, there’s a letting-go process because it’s entering into the public dialogue. I like that there’s an evolutionary process that we as human beings engage in art in a non-linear way. That we can always talk about something in new ways and in a new light.”