Semi-regular reminder that the red pill/blue pill thing is from a film written by two trans women about casting off the restrictions of the world around you, re-learning who you truly are, and finding strength that you didn't know you had.
Today's going to be a Matrix marathon day, I think. Just because.
I mean, the point behind taking a red pill to become your true self seems pretty obvious when you think about it.
I guess I ran out of Matrix movies, so now I’m watching Jupiter Ascending. This movie is breathtakingly beautiful nonsense. By all rights, I should hate it, but I kinda don’t and it’s weird.
Honestly though, when I say beautiful I really do mean it. This whole movie is visually stunning. It’s worth watching purely for the aesthetics.
Also I’m genuinely impressed at how they managed to make all the immortal space royalty somehow appear to be both old and young at the same time.
@InvaderXan smh that's p low dosage tho
@pastelpunkbandit Yeah, it's just a random image 😂
The funny part is, blue pill is also E. 😂
@InvaderXan It's not weird, own it!
@ady_luimeme I don’t mean it’s me that’s weird, I mean it’s the movie 😂
@InvaderXan Just a little FYI, my favorite Wachowski film is SPEED RACER. It is a beautiful masterpiece.
@Imani I still haven’t actually seen that one. I really should!
@InvaderXan It's amazing! Adaptational genius.
@InvaderXan It's earnestly written like a teenage girl's self indulgent fanfic and IMO that's exactly why it's such a wonderful movie.
@InvaderXan That's the one with spaceships like cathedrals but no sensible plotline, right?
@pfx Yes it is. I still have no idea what’s supposed to be going on and I don’t even care
@InvaderXan I keep getting this feeling that this i only a /window/ into what they had in mind. A gorgeous production, though, and still a favorite, though TBH, I'm not sure the Wachowskis have made anything I disliked. (Modulo the lax story editing on Matrix 2 & 3)
@porsupah Yeah, that’s true. Their work is always so high concept. I often get the feeling they wanted to do much more but just weren’t able to for whatever reason.
Also, the latter two Matrix films were genuinely good, despite what everyone says, and I will die on this hill!
I saw it at the theatre on a whim and it was glorious on the big screen.
Also, the story has its flaws but it's a really interesting premise. It would make an awesome anime series.
@suetanvil Actually, I'd love to see this on a big screen and I'm kinda sad I never had the chance. I bet it was spectacular!
I think the trouble with the story is it tries to squeeze so much into a single movie. You're right, an anime series would suit it.
@InvaderXan I did not like any of the matrix movies at all, but I kinda like Jupiter Ascending! I don't think it deserves the hate thrown at it.
@InvaderXan I want to watch it again on a TV screen. The movements were too fast on the big screen for me to fully appreciate sitting in the side of the theater. But I'm looking forward to it!
@InvaderXan And that it's somehow managed to be appropriated by the masculinist movement because
seriously I don't even fucking know at one point seriously I don't get it tbh
@furkachi they've twisted the meaning so much it's hard to know what point they're even trying to get at anymore. At this point I think it's just because American politics is so bland that colour association is basically all they have to go on.
@InvaderXan I mean, I can't really argue with that tbh x3
They're also so fucking shallow that they have no other relevant imagery to use and don't understand the full depths of the thing they are referencing.
Well, Jeanne was rather obviously trans, and probably schizofrenic. I mean, it's great that they can use someone like that as a role model.
But I don't think they know that that's what they're doing.
@InvaderXan that they in turn took from a Black woman.
@ArtistMarciaX Oh, did they? That part I didn't know.
@InvaderXan some say it's a myth, or lie, but there was a lawsuit.
@ArtistMarciaX I have to admit this isn't much to go on, and I can't find anything about it. Do you have any more information at all?
@InvaderXan sorry I'm toggling between thesis writing and the TL. Should've maybe saved it for when I have more time.
@ArtistMarciaX It's cool, you don't owe me your time. I was just curious.
@InvaderXan and like most of their works, highly critical of capitalism whether it's the Matrix's machines siphoning off your life force for their own use or the very similar setup of Jupiter Ascending's capitalists living millennia via sucking out the lives of ordinary people
@wednesday I have to say, I like the way they think and write stories.
@InvaderXan yus! Sense8 is one of my favorite works anywhere
@wednesday I'm still salty that we only got two seasons of it. It was such a cool concept!
@InvaderXan I still wonder if "too expensive" wasn't some Netflix exec's go-to excuse when they couldn't handle orgy scenes
@wednesday Let's be honest, there were dozens of reasons why white cishet guys in suits obviously hated that show
@InvaderXan @wednesday someone said that netflix stops making money on a new show after two seasons, unless they become huge. That's the point where a show stops making new people subscribe to netflix.
And Sense8 isn't the only show that only has two seasons....
It's a horribly cynical take on culture. But at least I got two seasons with Nomi, and for that I'm eternally grateful (towards the Wachowskis, not netflix).
@panina @wednesday I’ve heard this too. Weird though, that there are other shows with more seasons than this. I can’t help but think that someone somewhere was Super Offended™ by all the gay sex. Especially seeing as most shows can’t even have two women looking at each other a little too long without suddenly writing a boring male love interest for both of them.
It *was* totally worth it for Nomi though, she was an absolute gem of a character, and her relationship with Amanita was goals af
@InvaderXan So the red pill has nothing to do with cherry Tic Tacs... I'm disappointed.
@ady_luimeme It can be if you want it to be! 😂
> film written by two trans women
Oh? I wasn't aware of that yet
@mezzodrinker The Wachowskis wrote and directed The Matrix. Since the original movie was released, both have come out as trans.
Semi-regular reminder that the second movie makes the red pill thing kinda accurate, since Zion is basically a Che Guevara t-shirt, rebellion sponsored by the system itself.
It was made before their change.
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