The Matrix Trans Allegory Was Purposeful, Says Lilly Wachowski - /Film

The Matrix Trans Allegory Was Purposeful, Says Lilly Wachowski - /Film

21 years after the original film's release, Netflix sat down with The Matrix Trilogy director Lilly Wachowski, who opened up about the transgender allegory subtly explored throughout the franchise.

"But at the time the world was not yet ready, the companies were not" Lilly Wachowski explained in a new video released by Netflix Film Club, during which she discussed thetrans allegory by Matrix.

Responding to a question posed about this Matrix fan theory, Wachowski said she was "glad that it has gotten out that that was the original intention". "At a corporate level, the corporate world wasn't ready for it".

"I love how significant they are to transsexual people who come to tell me: "These films saved my life" added the director. "I think films talk to them for this very reason, and I'm grateful to be able to help them on their journey".

"The Matrix was all about a desire for transformation, but it was coming from a closeted point of view", said Wachowski. Both were where our headspaces were, ' Lilly said.

Watch her interview below.

"But it all came from the same sort of fire that I'm talking about", she says.

Actress Nona Gaye and actor Collin Chou wave to fans at the opening of the film Matrix Revolution at Graumann's Chinese Theater November 5, 2003 in Hollywood, California. We were always living in a world of imagination.

"It's why I gravitated toward science fiction and fantasy and playing Dungeons and Dragons".

'It was all about creating worlds. "It freed us up as filmmakers because we were in a job to be aware of stuff in the intervening time that you just didn't essentially perceive onscreen".

Lilly and her sister Lana (below) are now writing the fourth instalment in the franchise, Matrix 4, set to debut on April 1, 2022.

Ultimately, Lilly credits the perspective afforded her and her sister by their transgender experiences as a big influence on the Wachowskis' tendencies to incorporate multiple film genres in their work.

Lilly also discussed the character of Switch (Belinda McClory), who in the original script was meant to be gender fluid before the idea was ultimately scrapped. Reevers, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett-Smith, are among those reprising their former roles, while actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Neil Patrick Harris will also join the cast. Lilly's sister Lana is now working on the much-awaited threequel in the franchise, with both Reeves and actor Carrie-Anne Moss returning as Neo and Trinity, respectively.

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