Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Matrix...

Was A Trans Allegory All Along, Confirms Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski

“I’m glad that it has gotten out that that was the original intention,” Wachowski said.

Laura and Lana Wachowski

In 1999, an ad campaign for a mysterious new movie asked, “What is the Matrix?” Twenty-one years later, creator Lilly Wachowski is confirming it’s much more than anyone could’ve imagined.

In a video for Netflix, Lilly Wachowski, who co-directed the science fiction franchise with sister Lana, confirmed that “The Matrix” is a trans allegory.

“I’m glad that it has gotten out that that was the original intention,” Wachowski said, adding, “The corporate world wasn’t ready for it.”

“The Matrix” tells the story of a hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) realizing he lives in a simulated reality. Following Lilly coming out as a trans woman in 2016 and her sister coming out in 2010, many fans and critics started analyzing the franchise through a trans lens, which Lilly previously approved of during an appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2016.

Read more at the Huffpost. 

“I don’t know how present my trans-ness was in the background of my brain as we were writing it, but it all came from the same sort of fire that I’m talking about,” [Lilly] Wachowski said.


  1. It's kind of odd, I've considered this old news since some of us have been talking about it this way for years. I guess is firm confirmation, but I supposed many of us took previous comments to be that before. :)

  2. As much as 'The Matrix' is a fiction, there are now theories put forth by physicists that our experience and existence is in its own 'matrix' or literally like the Star Trek 'Holodeck', just on a larger scale, which has the illusion that it stretches into infinity.