June 01, 2004

Once again, when you thought that you've looked at The Matrix from every angle, someone comes along and adds a whole new dimension.

Stephen Faller, who wrote Beyond the Matrix and also the 5-part essay: The Passion of Neo, has started a new article series on feminist themes and symbolism in the Matrix Trilogy entitled The Matrix and The Mater over at The Matrix 101.

"I wanted to start a series of articles called "The Matrix and The Mater" because a number of my readers are women and they have expressed considerable interest in these themes. Elsewhere, I have written about the white, male privilege as depicted by the Agents, and the issues of patriarchy as depicted by the Architect (perhaps Derrida would say the Patriarchitect). But I had never explored the feminist themes strictly for their own sake, and upon further study, I discovered a gold mine of insights into the movies."

The series will be in four parts, stay tuned to Stephen's website or the much-easier-on-the-retinas Matrix 101, which is chock full of all sorts of Matrixy goodness. I especially like the "Did You Know?" feature.

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at June 01, 2004 03:04 PM .

Princeton Seminary with a penchant for Kierkegaard...yes, you can see this here. I like his stuff.

Posted by: shelz on June 1, 2004 03:46 PM

This should be interesting. :-)
I'm definitely going to read this when I have more time, I'm curious now.
Especially because one of the reasons I love the Matrix so is due to the fact that Trinity isn't some weak, wimpy girlie of the "Oh! I just broke a naaaaail!" kind.
I loved that about Sandra Bullock in Speed, too. :-)

Posted by: Julie! on June 1, 2004 03:53 PM

how apropos!!!

Posted by: wanda on June 1, 2004 05:56 PM

*looks down at her carefully manicured hands* Yeah Julie!...I don't like those kind either LOL!

...and I think you can see the that message in both those movies...we don't even need Stephen Faller to point it out about the Matrix.

Posted by: shelz on June 2, 2004 07:38 AM
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