The Matrix Resurrections is finally out today. Written and directed by trans filmmaker Lana Wachowski, and starring out actors Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff — alongside returning alums Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith — the film continues the franchise’s legacy of giving its LGBTQ+ audience the near future dystopian fantasy they love.
Speaking with Gay Times, Harris and Groff opened up about what it felt like to become part of the mindbending series, and how the queer allegory resonated for them from the beginning. “I didn’t quite know what version of myself to be.
I was always a little bit, if I’m being honest, insecure as to what was being asked of me,” Harris said. “I wasn’t sure if [Lana wanted] the Matrix.