Skip to comments.'Matrix' co-creator ready to be whole new woman
Posted on 05/02/2004 6:46:54 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod
Sounds as though Larry Wachowski -- one half of the Chicago-born, super-successful brother team (along with Andy Wachowski) that created the "Matrix'' films -- is about to make a life-altering move.
According to those close to the extremely reclusive duo, Larry is about to finally become "Linda.'' Wachowski, who has been living and dressing as a woman for some time, reportedly is preparing to take the final step and have sex-change surgery. As always, it was impossible to get any comment from the press-shy Wachowskis, but several longtime friends of the Rogers Park native confirm Wachowski is planning to complete the process of becoming a woman.
Wachowski's sexuality and sexual preferences have made headlines since his nine-year marriage to Thea Bloom turned into an ugly divorce battle over the past couple of years. During courtroom fights over the millions generated by the "Matrix'' films, Bloom made veiled reference to her husband's proclivity for cross-dressing and his taste for less-than-conventional sexual activities. Bloom accused Wachowski of being "extremely dishonest with me in our personal life,'' and blamed the couple's initial separation on "very intimate circumstances concerning which I do not elaborate at this time for the reasons of his personal privacy.'' Numerous press reports have highlighted a long-term S&M dominatrix relationship Wachowski maintained with the owner of a Los Angeles area sex shop.
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Larry. Or should I say, Laurie.
Anyway, years ago I was writing short stories as a hobby. One of my short stories was sort of parody of these sex-change operations. In my story, the man felt "trapped in the body of a dog" and was trying to find a doctor who would perform a "species-change" operation on him. In the meantime, the man tried "living as a dog" at home, crawling around on all fours, barking, and eating out of a dish on the floor that he would have his long-suffering wife place there for him. I was motivated to write such a story after reading Kafka's "Metamorphosis" - a story about a man who turned into a cockroach. The story started getting really bizarre however and I shelved it. Someday, I might have the guts to publish some of these stories I wrote (all of them on the weird side). I sure do have some crazy ideas running around my head.