Lilly Wachowski confirms 'Matrix' series is a transgender allegoryYeah, they got that right. Back when the Matrix first came out the audience wasn’t ready for it either.
In a YouTube video, one of the two directors of the "Matrix" trilogy said the film was about a “desire for transformation, but it was all coming from a closeted point of view."
By By Tim Fitzsimons
August 5, 2020
The co-director of the popular "Matrix" trilogy Lilly Wachowski confirmed that the sci-fi series is a transgender allegory.
Responding to a question posed about this Matrix fan theory, Wachowski said she was “glad that it has gotten out that that was the original intention.”
“The world wasn’t quite ready yet,” Wachowski said during a Netflix video interview that was posted Tuesday. “The corporate world wasn’t ready for it.”
The theory that the films are a trans allegory has flourished since Lana and Lilly both came out as trans after the films were released. Lilly herself alluded to that possibility in the acceptance speech for a 2016 GLAAD award for her Netflix series "Sense8."I personally never saw any relationship between the movie and being trans.
“I don’t know how present my transness was in the background of my brain as we were writing it,” Wachowski said, “but it all came from the same sort of fire that I'm talking about.”