Filmmaker Lilly Wachowski came out as transgender after she was allegedly threatened with exposure by the Daily Mail, a move that’s been condemned by human rights groups.
The filmmaker created The Matrix trilogy and several other films along with her sister Lana, who came out as a trans woman in 2012.
Wachowski announced her transition in an essay in the Windy City Times, saying that she “needed some time to get my head right”, but “apparently I don’t get the time to decide this.”
For the past year, Wachowski wrote, she dreaded reading the headline, “SEX CHANGE SHOCKER—WACHOWSKI BROTHERS NOW SISTERS!!!”
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