Join trans woman and screenwriter Tilly Bridges as she takes you through the trans allegories of the Matrix franchise.
Bridges takes a deep dive into The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Resurrections, tracking one person's transition journey - from Thomas Anderson, to Neo... to Trinity.
Each movie's allegory is deeply layered, building from movie to movie, and speaks to a different aspect of trans existence. You'll learn how color is used to convey more than you realize, how Neo's psyche is personified in the people around him, how no other mass media franchise speaks as truly, deeply, and honestly to the trans experience, and exactly why these movies are beloved and vital to the trans community (and their cis allies).
Free your mind, and see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Tilly Bridges is one part of the trans woman / cis woman writing team (with her wife Susan) that are creators of comics, screenplays, teleplays and audio dramas. They write for the new Monster High animated series, were head writers of the 2023 Nebula Awards and the 2021 Hugo Awards, their cyberpunk comic Killswitch is available now, and they also write for the Star Trek Adventures and Fallout role-playing games. Making award-winning audio drama podcasts via their production company Pendant Productions, Tilly and her wife have had six shows crack Apple Podcasts’ list of top scripted sci-fi shows of all time.
Barbra Dillon is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fanbase Press, an Eisner Award-nominated publishing company and geek media outlet that seeks to produce new and distinctive works that give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make “geekdom” so exceptional. Fanbase Press's; graphic novels include the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award-nominated Ripple Effects, and the 2022 International Latino Book of the Year Award-winning Nuclear Power. She also serves as an Advisory Board member and Co-Coordinator of Programming and Marketing for The Latinx Comic Arts Festival.