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'Matrix' co-creator cites Chicago LGBTQ organization in tweet
2020-05-18

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Matrix co-creator Lilly Wachowski cited Chicago LGBTQ organization Brave Space Alliance in a tweet, Variety noted.

The transgender director was not happy that Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump were quoting her movie. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Musk recently posted a cryptic tweet, saying "Take the red pill" with an emoji of a red rose. Trump then quoted "Taken!" on Musk's tweet, prompting Wachowski to reply "F— both of you."

Wachowski then shared a link to the Chicago LGBTQ social service Brave Space Alliance, urging people drawn in by the viral tweets to donate. ( Wachowski's sister, director/producer/writer Lana, is also transgender. ) Brave Space is a Black- and trans-led "LGBTQ center on the South Side of Chicago that is dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city," according to its website.

Lilly co-wrote and co-ran the eight-episode first season of the Showtime LGBTQ dramedy series Work in Progress.

The Variety item is at variety.com/2020/film/news/matrix-lilly-wachowski-ivanka-trump-elon-musk-red-pill-tweet-1234608887/ .


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