This year, The Horror Honeys decided to take a pledge, rather that make a resolution there was zero chance of us keeping. Women in Film has launched the 52 Films by Women project, in which you take a pledge to watch just ONE film directed by a woman every week this year. Easy enough right? And since this is The Horror Honeys, we are going to guide through the project, every week this year, with a featured horror film written or directed by a fierce female!
Take the pledge yourself here, and check out our next pick below!
When The Matrix came out in 1999, it would not have been eligible for inclusion in this project, but time has a way of changing things. Over the last several years, both of the Wachowski siblings have come out as trans, and now identify as Lily and Lana respectively. Not only has their admission changed the future of their cinema, but it has equally changed the lens through which scholars view their earlier films, especially The Matrix. Many now see the film as an allegory for a transgender awakening, and when watched through that lens, it isn't hard to understand why. So join us this week as we watch The Matrix with the benefit of knowledge and time!
The Matrix is available via iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube VOD, Vudu, Google Play, & DVD/blu-ray
Watch The Matrix this week and tweet us
when you do, using the #52FilmsByWomen!