Unfortunately, no one can be told what Gobbledygeek is. You have to listen to it for yourself. Writer-producer Tilly Bridges joins Paul and Arlo for the first of a two-part discussion of Lilly & Lana Wachowski’s revolutionary Matrix franchise. This week, the gang discusses the original Matrix trilogy, which was released from 1999-2003 and shattered moviegoers’ preconceived notions of the world around them. In turn, Tilly shatters Paul and Arlo’s preconceived notions of these films by touching on the Wachowskis’ many choices–from dialogue to set design to costuming–that serve to reflect the trans experience.
NEXT: we plug back in to explore The Animatrix and The Matrix Resurrections.
- 00:00:32 – Intro / Guest
- 00:13:47 – Main Topic
- 01:55:40 – Outro / Next
- Tilly & Susan Bridges
- How The Matrix universalized a trans experience — and helped me accept my own by Emily VanDerWerff, Vox
- “Dissolved Girl” by Massive Attack, Mezzanine (1998)
- “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine (1992)
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