Media always wished Lana Wachowski, the Matrix trilogy director, was more open about her private life. It wasn’t until a recent interview with the New Yorker that Lana Wachowski talked about her sex change procedure.
The Wachowski siblings have an insanely successful career. Lana and Andy Wachowski became worldwide famous thanks to the Matrix trilogy. As their new project, the adaptation of David Mitchell’s book “Cloud Atlas”, is in the works, Lana Wachowski sat down with the New Yorker and talked about her unusual private life.
For the first time ever, Lana Wachowski, the Matrix series director talked about her sex change transformation. Until 2002, Lana Wachowski was in fact a man called Larry who worked as a carpenter.
Lana Wachowski admitted it took her years before building the strength to utter “the words ‘transgendered’ or ‘transexual’”. “When I began to admit it to myself, I knew that I would eventually have to tell my parents, and my brother and my sisters. The fact would inject such terror in me that I would not sleep for days” confessed the Matrix series director.
Director Lana Wachowski revealed she lived up in fear and self-loathing before she could go up to her parents and tell them she always wanted to be a girl. Lana Wachowski told the New Yorker all she dreamed about before the sex change procedure was dying.
One day, everything changed, when Larry told his mother he was actually a girl. It wasn’t how Larry or Lana would have imagined, as his/her mother suddenly too k a plane to see what’s wrong. “I’m transgender. I’m a girl” Lana Wachowski told her mother. To which Miss Wachowski got confused and replied: “I was there when you were born”.
“My biggest fears were all about losing my family. Once they accepted me, everything else has been a piece of cake” she recalls. Her mother said she “found out there is more of” Larry in Lana, while her father flew over immediately for support.
“I chose to change my exterior to bring it closer into alignment with my interior” said Lana Wachowski of her sex change procedure. Still she kept some of the details private. “I know that many people are dying to know if I have a surgically constructed vagina or not, but I prefer to keep this information between my wife and me” the Matrix director concluded.