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The Matrix is unrealistic because it's a movie where a black man and a woman tell a straight white man that everything he knows is wrong, and he just accepts that.

I would swear the script identified Neo as white, but it looks like I'm wrong. Oh well.

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@noelle I mean, he only accepts it because he gets to be a good special boy. Otherwise, Neo would end up being just like Cypher: a bitter douchebag.

@noelle what if neo is a dizney pinochio and all of the supporting cast are like, stereotype insects.

why did i say this, i liked that movie a lot!! ahhhhhhhh

@noelle to be fair it helps that the white guy is being told he's the most special person in the world just for being born

@noelle I mean I also like to pretend it was only one movie xD

@noelle i thought it was a movie where a black man and a woman tell a trans woman that she can just be a girl :blobcattilt:

@00dani @noelle and then she beats the fuck out of the gatekeeping assholes, yeah that’s how I remember it

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Fun fact: Switch was supposed to be a trans character, would be one gender in the Matrix, and the opposite gender outside. Hence the name, switch.
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to be fair, he first denied it, then yelled and finally threw up on the floor.

@noelle neo is a trans lesbian and that's the only way to make that scenario plausible (also it's canon-adjacent)

@noelle I dunno, as a straight white man, most of the major revelations of my life have come from black people and women.

@omega9 @noelle nope, not even a quarter, though his dad has some Chinese ancestry.

@twistylittlepassages @omega9 His grandmother was Chinese (or mixed maybe) so he grew up embroiled in Chinese culture but yeah he's a quarter or less Chinese, and a quarter or less Pacific Islander.

He does identify as non-white though.

@noelle Don't get me wrong, I find this endlessly funny but I think it's also important to remember that Keanu is Asian and Hawaiian as well as white--though that doesn't detract from the point of the post at all because he gets white privilege from passing.

@noelle it does help that he's from the 90's hacker scene that was before dudebros took over, so he's more of the geeky, open minded anti-establishment type than your typical person :blobthinking:

@noelle I always got the impression that Neo was coded as a white man, even if the actor who was cast was mixed. Kind of like Elliot from Mr. Robot (though they at least cast an Arab woman as his mother later)

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