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Lana and Lilly Wachowski

Cáel M. Keegan


This book analyzes the filmmaking careers of Lana and Lilly Wachowski as the world’s most influential transgender media producers. Situated at the intersection of trans* studies and black feminist film studies, it argues that the Wachowskis’ cinema has been co-constitutive with the historical appearance of transgender, tracing how their work invents a trans* aesthetics of sensation that has disrupted conventional schemas of race, gender, space, and time. Offering new readings of the Wachowskis’ films and television, it illustrates the previously unsensed presence of transgender in the subtext ... More

Keywords: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Transgender, Cinema, trans*, esthetics, race, sensation, phenomenology, reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042126
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042126.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cáel M. Keegan, author
Grand Valley State University

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