Cael M. Keegan is an assistant professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies and liberal studies at Grand Valley State University.
This captivating book does more than argue persuasively for the centrality of the Wachowski's oeuvre in the recent history of cinema: it demonstrates how their embodied transgender experience is a central component of their aesthetic vision, and how transgender experience has become paradigmatic of visual semiotic practices in the increasingly ubiquitous digital media environment. Keegan offers lucid close readings of the entire Wachowski filmography, while also mapping generative points of overlap and intersection between cinema studies and trans studies. It makes a significant contribution to both fields. --Susan Stryker, founding coeditor, Transgender Studies Quarterly