Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Sections

Commentaries on this Media!

Chocolate orgasm through code

by Critical Commons Manager

The Merovingian (Lambert Wilson) is an enigmatic antagonist of the Matrix trilogy who describes himself as a trafficker in information. He is also an arrogant, nihilistic software programmer who pontificates about cause and effect, arguing against the agency of individuals in favor of technological determinism and predatory sexuality. In this scene of confrontation and philosophical debate, a virtual camera zooms in to the code underlying a specially programmed dessert delivered to an attractive restaurant patron (Tory Mussett). The Merovingian reveals that he has written a subroutine that will lead to inevitable, deterministic seduction used to support his argument against individual choice in the world of The Matrix, culminating in a code-based depiction of a digital orgasm.

The erotics of code: a digital orgasm in Matrix Reloaded

The aestheticization of code in The Matrix Reloaded reaches its apotheosis in this sequence of involuntary digital orgasm

from The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Creator: The Wachowski Brothers
Posted by Critical Commons Manager
Keywords
Options