A report 238 anti-LGBTQ bills have been proposed within the US this year alone (as of final month), with about half of them focusing on transgender individuals particularly. With that within the background, filmmakers Lana and Lilly Wachowski have introduced that they are holding an public sale of props from movies like The Matrix and Cloud Atlas to increase money for weak trans youth, Gizmodo reported.
hello youse! so me and Lana have been performing some spring cleansing at our Raiders of the Lost Ark warehouse and have fortunately determined to move on a number of the finest treasures we have been gathering over time!! no ark of the covenants however some fairly main and magical artifacts!
— Lilly Wachowski (@lilly_wachowski) April 23, 2022
The Enter the Matrix: The Wachowski Collection held by Potter & Potter Auctions options objects from their film canon and the Netflix cult collection, Sense8. All the money raised will go to the Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund, which is able to distribute the funds to organizations in Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee and elsewhere within the US.
Quite a few iconic props and objects are up for grabs, just like the screen-used Lightning Rifle from The Matrix “as seen wielded by Cypher (Joe Pantoliano) against Tank (Marcus Chong) and Dozer (Anthony Ray Parker),” in accordance to the outline. Others embody Channing Tatum’s screen-worn latex ears and gravity boots from Jupiter Ascending, a purple Segway from Speed Racer, an execution chair from Cloud Atlas, MTV Movie/ACE/Jupiter Awards, platinum data and extra.
The public sale is taking absentee bids, with a stay public sale beginning on May twelfth at 11AM ET. At the identical time, Trans Week begins immediately and runs till March thirty first — for info on how to assist, go to their website.
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