Lana Wachowski has finally come out of the closet. I am not sure if there is anything much else to say. For almost a decade now, we’ve known that Lana was transsexual. What was annoying was the fact that she did not say so.
In 2002, Wachowski was going through a bitter divorce from wife Thea Bloom, as People magazine reported at the time. In 2003, a date Wachowski took to the Cannes Film Festival told the British tabloids that the director was a “cross-dresser.”
That same year the Gothamist reported on a column written by movie journalist Dave Poland, alleging that Wachowski was in the process of undergoing a “sex change”.
“Every indication I have says that Larry Wachowski is now in the process of changing his sex,” Poland wrote. “Dressing in public like a woman, taking female hormones and yes, having a sex change operation.”
For a lot of people out there the attitude might be why is this important. For a lot of cis-gender people out there, it doesn’t matter. For the trans people out there, coming out sooner would have been nice, but, well, that’s her decision. It’s nice that she finally came out.