It is not, not to place too good a point on it, a great time for LGBTQ+ rights in America. Ideal-wing homophobes and transphobes, the two within and outside the halls of govt, are at this time executing a semi-coordinated press to switch the clock again on gay and trans rights across the country, stumping for “don’t say gay” charges that endeavor to silence LGBTQ+ people’s basic existence in colleges, and resurrecting all kinds of shitty slanders and narratives that have been employed for a long time, if not generations, to paint anyone distinct from the “norm” as a hazardous predator who demands to be ostracized and punished.
In the encounter of all that, administrators Lana and Lilly Wachowski have resolved to put their money—and more than a hundred props from their several movies—on the line to aid raise money to drive back from the -phobic tide. Especially, the sibling duo have launched a new auction where admirers can bid on props and production materials from Cloud Atlas, Speed Racer, V For Vendetta, Sense8, and, of study course, the Matrix movies, with all proceeds from the gross sales likely to help the trans youth defense fund not too long ago established up by Ariana Grande, which will disseminate money to trans protection and support teams nationwide.
In addition to remaining for a very good lead to, the Wachowski’s auction also carries the thrill of most auctions of this style: Looking as a result of to figure out no matter if you can get a spare house gun from Jupiter Ascending on the low-cost. Despite being titled “Enter The Matrix,” the selection is basically a little bit light on Matrix swag (while you can get he lightning gun from the to start with motion picture, as effectively as some legitimately outstanding strategy maquettes of the robo-octopus Sentinels). But which is not to say there is not some brilliant stuff in below who wouldn’t want to instrument all over town on a Velocity Racer-branded Segway, or wow good friends and family with a “screen-utilised execution helmet” from the dystopian long term bits of Cloud Atlas?
We also, inevitably, uncover ourselves drawn to the weirdest shit in the assortment: a established of Last Fantasy X figurines that had been apparently on someone’s desk at the duo’s aged manufacturing place of work the chance to individual Lilly Wachowski’s MTV Film Award and, of system, the crown jewel of the entire collection: “Chip n’ Dale Figurine Gifted to the Wachowskis by Susan Sarandon,” such as “Love, Susan” inscribed on foundation! (Some chips to edges.)
The Wachowski Collection auction is set to run live up coming thirty day period, on May 12you can look through the catalog (and enter absentee bids) listed here—or just leap straight to donating to the trans youth defense fund right here.