Lilly Wachowski, starring Keane Reeves, co-director of The Matrix Trilogy, says her and her sister Lana’s “original intention” was to view movies as transgender metaphors. In This Time a Netflix video interview, Lilly discussed the theory often promoted by LGBTQ activists that movies embody the experience of a close trans person and ultimately make her realize her true self.
I’m glad it turns out that this was the original intention. But the world was not ready for that at all, the corporate world was not ready for it, “Lilly said. I like how meaningful it is to bring those movies to people and the way they come to me and say,” These are movies saved my life, “he said.
The filmmaker further noted that the very idea of the Matrix, a false reality created by machines as a distraction for humans, was “a desire for change, but it all came from a closer perspective.” It also revealed that Switch, played by Belinda McClory, had the original plan to be “a woman within the character’s womb, but a man in the real world.”
So I turned to science fiction, fantasy and Dungeon. And I played the role of dragons. It freed us as filmmakers because we could imagine things that you weren’t necessarily seeing at the time, “Lilly said.
Lilly’s sister Lana is currently returning as Neo and Trinity with Reeves and actress Carrie-Annie Moss, working on the long-awaited trio for the franchise. Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson also reprise their previous film roles in the new installment. He is joined by newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Jonathan Groff.