In this week’s episode, Janine talks about The Matrix Resurrections and two female characters from the movie, Trinity and Bugs. She chats about how Trinity has changed and how bugs is a fourth wave feminist heroine.
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Janine welcomes listeners back and wishes everyone a happy new year. She also explains some of her plans for 2020 and gives a shout out to her Patreon supporters. Janine then introduces the topic for this episode, which is The Matrix Resurrections.
Background on Trinity
Janine recalls her introduction to the franchise from years back and gives her overall impression of the The Matrix Resurrections. She also fangirls over Trinity a bit and then goes into a discussion of Trinity in the first three movies.
Here Janine explains how the early version of Trinity is an archetypal postfeminist Supergirl. She also explains exactly what this character trope entails. Janine talks about everything from Trinity’s sexy outfit to her stone cold personality.
Next, Janine talks about how Trinity is portrayed in Resurrections and how the movie itself makes a lot of subtle feminist commentary. Janine laughs a bit about Trinity’s new name, Tiffany. She then explains how Trinity is oppressed and then empowered in her narrative arc.
An important aspect of Trinity that Janine especially emphasizes is the fact that Trinity is now the Chosen One, who can fly, and not Neo. Janine also goes into the final scene of the movie and how it makes not-so-subtle feminist commentary. In this discussion, Janine also applies some fourth wave feminism to Trinity.
New characters: Bugs
In addition to Trinity, Janine discusses a new characters in the franchise named Bugs. Here Janine explains all the ways that Bugs fits the fourth wave feminist action heroine trope.
Episode wrap up
Janine wraps up the episode by commenting on Carrie-Anne Moss still playing Trinity. She then reminds listeners of her merch for sale and thanks everyone for listening.
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