In a virtual interview this week with Netflix Film Club, the filmmaker, who directed the movie with sister Lana, confirmed the speculation about the true meaning of the flicks.
“I’m glad that it has gotten out that that was the original intention,” she shared. “But the world wasn’t quite ready for it — the corporate world wasn’t ready for it.”
Lilly adds, “I’m glad that people are talking about the Matrix movies with a trans narrative; I love how meaningful those films are to trans people, and the way that they come up to me and say ‘these movies saved my life.’”
“I’m grateful to be able to throw them a rope to help them on their journey.”
Lilly went on, saying that “The Matrix stuff was all about the desire for transformation — but it was all coming from a closeted point of view” and even revealed that the character of Switch, was originally meant to be male in the real world but female inside the Matrix.
“That’s both where our head spaces were,” she said.
Watch the full interview below:
If you missed it, Lilly also revealed that the movies were born out of a lot of rage. See more here…