This is a huge step for this famous filmmaker!
On Tuesday, it was revealed that the second sibling in the dynamic directing duo The Wachowskis has publicly come out as transgender.
Lilly Wachowski — who was previously known as Andy — made the announcement in a statement to The Windy Times, after being approached by a DailyMail reporter who wanted to share her story.
The 48-year-old explained that the outlet had a terrible history with transgender subjects, saying:
"After he had given me his card, and I closed the door it began to dawn on me where I had heard of the DailyMail. It was the "news" organization that had played a huge part in the national public outing of Lucy Meadows, an elementary school teacher and trans woman in the UK. An editorial in the 'not-a-tabloid' demonized her as a damaging influence on the children's delicate innocence and summarized 'he's not only trapped in the wrong body, he's in the wrong job.' The reason I knew about her wasn't because she was transgender it was because three months after the DailyMail article came out, Lucy committed suicide."
The acclaimed artist said this wasn't the first time she was almost outed by the media, so she decided to take matters into her own hands, writing:
"So yeah, I'm transgender. And yeah, I've transitioned."
The Matrix director explained that she had already been out to her family, friends, and a lot of people she works with, and is incredibly grateful for all their love and support.
Her sister and filmmaking partner, Lana Wachowski, also transitioned years ago, and made her first public appearance back in 2012.
Check out Lilly's inspiring, full statement (below):