So. As many of you are no doubt aware, I’m currently in production on the next installment of “Really That Good,” the subject of which is THE MATRIX.
As you might imagine, THE MATRIX is a particular daunting target for analysis because it’s so densely layered with symbolism and reference but also because so much has already been written, blogged, vlogged etc about it – so it’s easy to get lost in the noise doing even basic research. Also complicating matters: The cultural understanding of the film/franchise keeps shifting as we come to know more about the extremely private Wachowskis as filmmakers and as individual persons.
With that in mind, I’m reaching out to my diverse and well-informed readership for some help on this one: Specifically, I’m looking to read/view any writing or other content that anyone would like to recommend that analyzes transgender themes (implicit or otherwise) THE MATRIX and/or looks at the films (and the Wachowskis greater body of work, for that matter) from a trans perspective. This is an important part of the broader cultural story of these films and filmmakers, and one I am not a firsthand nor academic expert in, and I feel it’s important to read as much as I can in that area before having anything to say about it; and while I’ve done some research on my own already, I believe there is plenty I’ve missed or didn’t know where to find that you readers may be able to point me toward.
If that happens to be the case, please post links (author names and descriptions also probly helpful) into the comments section on this post. The authors of any recommended work I end up citing will be credited in the episode.
Thank you in advance,
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