Lilly Wachowski, the renowned "Matrix" co-director has come out as transgender, four years after her brother did the same and came out as Lana, reports The Washington Post, on March 09, 2016. 

After this step from Lilly, both the masterminds of "Matrix" have revealed that they are transgendered.

Lilly Wachowski was formerly known as Andy Wachowski. Lilly has now released a statement explaining her transition, following threats from various media houses.

According to Lilly her transition is a sex change shocker, and she made it clear that Wachowski brothers are now Wachowski sisters.

Lilly also made it clear that she has released her statement due to continuous infringements of her privacy by various people in the media.


According to Lilly, one day a Daily Mail reporter knocked at her door and asked her to share her inspirational story in an interview. She also added that the request from the reporter sounded like more of a threat.

Lilly's elder sister Lana was previously known as Larry. 'He' transferred his identity to 'she' in 2012. The same year, after her transition, she made her first public appearance at the Human Rights gala fundraising event in the U.S.

Up to now both Lilly and Lana have maintained the utmost privacy in their personal lives, and they have not given many open interviews to the media. They take their privacy very seriously and .

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The interesting factor is that both Lana and Lilly are married. Lana is married to Karin Winslow for seven years while Lilly has been enjoying the bliss of marital life since 1991 with Alisa Blasingame.

In the statement, Lilly stated that living as transgender in this majority-enforced gender binary world is not at all an easy task. According to Lilly, a transgender will be compelled to lead their life in a world which is openly hostile to them.

She also added that i'ts tough to live life like this and not something that you can hide for long. 

Their next project, the second season of "Sense8", is ready to start production and will be filmed later this year.