@AnnieGal I feel like there's a couple of steps with missed potential, like "Plato's Allegory of the Cave is about the dangers of technology," and "technology will make you trans".

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What's the link to trans folk in the Matrix? It's been ages since I watched it :)

@puffinus_puffinus @AnnieGal Both writers/directors are trans women. Neither were out at the time of making the Matrix trilogy, but much of the subtext is much more obvious in hindsight (assigned identities suppressing personal true identities, bad guys that constantly deadname the heroes and so forth)

The Wachowskis re-explore a lot of these themes in later works such as Sense8, except they're not really concealing their metaphors any more and putting what they mean straight in the text.

@puffinus_puffinus @ThreeLetterMax @AnnieGal also in the original script the character switch was sort of cyber-trans.. or matrix-gender-fluid? 🤔
matrix.fandom.com/wiki/Switch

@AnnieGal Little known fact: The Matrix was actually a Christian movie. At least the first one was.

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