Lana Wachowski formerly known as Larry Wachowski, from the Matrix trilogy fame, is a transgender woman and it might come as a surprise that she has been for quite awhile. Since early 2000’s rumors began circulating about (then known as) Larry’s reassignment surgery. It wasn’t until 2012 that she made her first public appearance. Thus making her the first major Hollywood director to come out as transgender. Both Wachowski siblings are notoriously shy of press and mostly shun the spotlight. This could explain why you may not have heard of this before. So you don’t have to worry about being under the perverbial rock.
What may come as more of a shock is Lana Wachowski’s brother, Andy is now also transgender. She has since changed her name to Lilly. In reaching out to Lilly we were told “I was about to outed by the press”. Apparently Lilly was approached by the Daily Mail a tabloid from the UK. After The Mail had outed Lucy Meadows with disastrous consequences, she was found dead after an apparent suicide in 2013, Lilly decided it was best to out herself on her own terms. So on Tuesday she did just that. “Queerness is essentially about the rejection of the here and now and an insistence on potentiality of another world”. Lilly added, “So I will be an optimist adding my shoulder to the Sisyphean struggle of progress in my very being, be an example of the potentiality of another world”.