The co-director of the popular “Matrix” trilogy Lily Wakowski confirmed that the sci-fi series is a transgender metaphor.
Responding to a question asked about this Matrix fan theory, Wachowski stated that she was “delighted to know that this was the original intention.”
“The world just wasn’t quite ready,” Wachowski said during a Netflix video interview posted on Tuesday. “The corporate world was not ready for this.”
Lily Wachowski and her sister Lana Wakowski, both trans women, formed the “Matrix” franchise and directed the first three films, released between 1999 and 2003. Lana herself is directing the fourth “Matrix” film, which was currently released in 2022.
The theory that the films are a metaphor, as both Lana and Lily appeared as trance after the films were released. Lily herself called for that possibility in an acceptance speech for the 2016 GLAAD Award for the Netflix series “Sense8”.
In a YouTube video posted on Tuesday, Wachowski said she loves how films are called “meaningful” for transgender people.
“The way they come to me and say: These films saved my life,” said Wachowski, “I am grateful that I am throwing him a rope to help me on my journey.”
He said that the “Matrix” series was about “desire for change”, but it was all coming from a clear point of view.
He described Switch as “a character who would be a man in the real world and then a woman in the Matrix,” as a representative of the “headspace” he and his sister had when they were making movies.
“I don’t know how much of my infection was present in the background of my brain,” said Wachowski, but it all came from the same kind of fire I’m talking about. “
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