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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Superstar


She and her brother wrote and directed The Matrix and its sequels, as well as V for Vendetta.  Listening to her speak, there is no doubt that Lana Wachowski would prefer this post be about their new movie Cloud Atlas, that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month. This is T-Central however, so let's just say that what Lana had to say in her speech to the Human Rights Campaign's annual gala dinner in San Francisco on Oct. 20, 2012 makes it so right to feature her here that we couldn't resist.

Here is a short excerpt to whet the appetite:

"I knew I was going to come out but I knew when I finally did come out I didn’t want it to be about my coming out. I am completely horrified by the *talk show*, the interrogation and confession format, the weeping, the tears of the host whose sympathy underscores the inherent tragedy of my life as a transgender person. And this moment fulfilling the cathartic arc of rejection to acceptance, without ever interrogating the pathology of a society that refuses to acknowledge the spectrum of gender in the exact same blind way they have refused to see a spectrum of race or sexuality."

Lana is an amazingly creative woman. And yes, she is transsexual.

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