7 Trans Easter Eggs in 'The Matrix Resurrections' You Might've Missed
Are you ready to take the red pill?
The Matrix Resurrections is the biggest, gayest, and campiest tentpole movie in years! It has action, it has gays, it has leather, it has latex, and it's all done with its over-the-top tongue fully in cheek!
The movie is full-on blockbuster camp, and Lana Wachowski never took her foot off the gas. She saw the way right-wingers and men's rights activists co-opted the first Matrix film, and wanted to make sure that would never happen with this one.
Throughout the film when they talk about Trinity's name in this new Matrix, Tiffany, everyone talks about how it doesn't fit her at all. This is just like how a trans person's birth name sounds ridiculous when you hear people using it after years of using their real name.
4. 'Trans Politics'
In one scene where the game company decides to reboot the Matrix video game that exists in the world of The Matrix, they're talking about what the original one was about and one person says, "trans politics." It's a cheeky reference to the message behind that first film that was ignored by so many when it first came out.
5. The new Agent Smith
At one point, the new Agent Smith (played by the terrific Jonathan Groff) says that Neo's sacrifice in Matrix 3 made it so he was "free to be me." He talks about how much he loves his new younger and hotter look, being his full, true self.
6. Residual self-image
While in the original Matrix, we're told that in the Matrix you look like how you imagine yourself, in this new Matrix, Neo and Trinity have had their coding changed so that they no longer look like Neo and Trinity. Everyone else in the Matrix sees them as different people who look completely different. When you're trans, that's how it feels. Everyone sees you one way, but you know that's not how you really look.
7. "My name is Trinity."
One of the most badass scenes in Resurrections comes when Trinity finally accepts her true self when her husband begs "Tiffany" to come back with him.
"I wish you'd stop calling me that," Trinity tells him, before kicking his ass. "I hate that fucking name. My name is Trinity."
If you're trans, this is a conversation you've had a million times.