“SEX CHANGE SHOCKER — WACHOWSKI BROTHERS NOW SISTERS!!!” is the title Andy Wachowski gave her coming out statement, published by the Windy City Times. After the filmmaker was threatened to be outed by other media outlets, Wachowski took matters into her own hands.
The 48-year-old sibling of Lana, whom together used to be known as the Wachowski brothers, famous for helming all “Matrix” movies, as well as Netflix’s ‘Sense8,” have now both come out transgender. Lana was originally born with name Laurence … and now Andy, as she states on Tuesday (March 8) will be known as Lilly.
No longer feeling the need to hide, Lilly says in her statement:
“I am one of the lucky ones. Having the support of my family and the means to afford doctors and therapists has given me the chance to actually survive this process. And though we have come a long way since ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ we continue to be demonized and vilified in the media where attack ads portray us as potential predators to keep us from even using the godd*** bathroom. The so-called bathroom bills that are popping up all over this country do not keep children safe, they force trans people into using bathrooms where they can be beaten and or murdered. We are not predators, we are prey.”
Lilly also gives credit to her family and friend’s support for finally coming out.
“So yeah, I’m transgender. And yeah, I’ve transitioned. I’m out to my friends and family. Most people at work know, too. Everyone is cool with it. Yes, thanks to my fabulous sister they’ve done it before, but also because they’re fantastic people. Without the love and support of my wife and friends and family I would not be where I am today.”
Wachowski closes her lengthy statement by admitting that she’s still figuring out how exactly she fits into the world. “I long for understanding of queer and gender theory but it’s a struggle as is the struggle for understanding of my own identity.”
To read Wachowski’s entire statement, click here.