Enter The Matrix: Lilly Wachowski Says The Matrix Was Born Out of Rage

Now with a fourth Matrix film on the way from director Lana Wachowski, it appears that Lilly Wachowski is speaking about what influenced the original film to get made. She now says that the original film was born out of her rage and anger with the world and its oppression. Although she was involved in all three of the movies in the first trilogy, she won't be working on the fourth movie at all but will instead be doing a project called Work in Progress for Showtime, which will deal with queer and transgender issues on the cable outlet. 

The creative genius recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about making The Matrix and how the movie continues to be relevant to our current economic and political realms. With the virus, the protests, and the crazy socio-political situations we're in, her work on the film seems even more relevant today than ever. 

The Wachowskis made several other films including Speed Racer, Jupiter Ascending and others that never really reached the heights of their science fiction spectacle, The Matrix. When speaking with THR, this is what she had to say about making the now classic movie:

"The Matrix was born out of a lot of anger and a lot of rage, and it's rage at capitalism and corporatized structure and forms of oppression. The bubbling, seething rage within me was about my own oppression, that I was forcing myself to remain in the closet."