The Matrix Trilogy Is A Transgender Allegory, Says Co-Director Lilly Wachowski | Ents & Arts News

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The Matrix co-director Lilly Wachowski has confirmed fan speculation that the sci-fi trilogy is a transgender allegory.

The theory has flourished since Lilly and her sister Lana both became trans women after the films, starring Keanu Reeves as the fictional character Neo, were released between the late 1990s and the turn of this century. .

Responding to a question asked about this theory, Wachowski said she was “glad to hear that was the original intention.”

She said: “The world was not quite ready yet. The corporate world was not ready for this. ”

An allegory is described as a story, poem, or image that can be interpreted to reveal hidden meaning.

In a Netflix YouTube interview, Wachowski said she loved the “meaning” of movies for transgender people.

She said, “The way they come to me and say, these movies saved my life.

“I am grateful that I can throw a rope to them to help them along their journey. ”

She said the Matrix series was about a “desire for transformation, but it all came from a closed point of view.”

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The Matrix, avec Keanu Reeves, est sorti en 1999. Pic: Warner Bros / Village Roadshow Pictures / Kobal / Shutterstock

Wachowski described Switch – “a character who would be a man in the real world and then a woman in the Matrix” – as representative of where the “head spaces” for her and her sister were when they were making the films.

“I don’t know how much of my transness was in the background of my brain as we were writing it,” Wachowski said, “but it all came from the same kind of fire I’m talking about. ”

The couple made the first three films – The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions – which hit theaters between 1999 and 2003.

Lana is herself directing the fourth Matrix film, which is currently slated for release in 2022.

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