The Matrix is a 'trans metaphor', Lilly Wachowski says

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Re: The Matrix is a 'trans metaphor', Lilly Wachowski says

#21  Postby Spinozasgalt » Aug 09, 2020 1:36 am

Thommo wrote:I guess I can see elements in The Matrix that work as a metaphor for being trans. I'm not sure they have all that much to say about it though.

The first film was legitimately great either way.

Yeah, it strikes me as sort of like an easter egg. A "Hey, look at this cool subtext I put in for you, trans folks!"
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Re: The Matrix is a 'trans metaphor', Lilly Wachowski says

#22  Postby SafeAsMilk » Aug 09, 2020 3:46 am

I find art that is widely appreciated tends to have broad metaphorical application.

By the time I saw The Matrix, for example, it had been acquired by MRA's and incels :I
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Re: The Matrix is a 'trans metaphor', Lilly Wachowski says

#23  Postby minininja » Aug 10, 2020 1:27 pm

I rewatched it last year after hearing about this. At that time I hadn't watched it in well over a decade, probably since I was a teenager, and could only remember it for the special-effects sci-fi fighting and the idea that we're all living in a computer simulation. But yeah, when I rewatched it with a bit more knowledge and understanding, it's so trans it's awesome.
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Re: The Matrix is a 'trans metaphor', Lilly Wachowski says

#24  Postby Animavore » Aug 10, 2020 1:53 pm

May...be.



Now I'm going to have to watch it again too.
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