Lana Wachowski was formerly one half of the Wachowski brothers (now “siblings”) and co-director of the Matrix movies as well as Cloud Atlas, which opens this Friday. So well known for her filmmaking, Lana has never spoken publicly about her gender reassignment and has thus been the focus of a lot of curiosity. For the first time ever, she opens up publicly about her life, both pre- and post transition. The occasion was an HRC dinner last Saturday where she was honored. This is lengthy (31 minutes), but definitely worth viewing. Make sure you have some tissues handy.