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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. R min Adventure, Comedy, Drama. A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. R min Comedy, Music.
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Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. PG min Comedy, Drama. Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town. TV Documentary. Sex changes are discussed; a profile of a married couple who both switched genders after meeting and falling in love; one person self-identifies as a hybrid - neither male nor female. Star: Asia Vitale.
Votes: R 95 min Comedy, Drama, Music. A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U. Ariel, a transgender individual meets Trevor and attempts to work out the inherent difficulties in dating a curious, yet traditionally straight male. Unrated min Comedy, Musical. A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star. Not Rated 82 min Drama.
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. PG 95 min Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives. Votes: 37, R min Comedy, Crime, Drama. An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.
After winning 50 million dollars in the lottery, Matt Walker thought that he'd found the perfect woman one evening when he met Karen Bristol Director: James A. Ward , Michael Cole , Rachel Hardy. R 99 min Comedy, Drama. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing The Cup coffee house, a gay hot spot, its workers, its regulars, and the drama it has to deal with every day.
There's the owner of the shop, the fabulous Bea Reasonable and the flamboyant Director: A. Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen. TV 88 min Biography, Drama. The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in Votes: 1, Stars: Katherine A. TV-MA 54 min Documentary.
In February, , with the help of Eve Ensler and Jane Fonda, a group of transgender women put on the first all-transgender production of "The Vagina Monologues", including a new monologue Beatty , Lynn Conway , Verba Deo. TV-MA 77 min Documentary. Rene, 31, a female-to-male gender reassignment candidate took hormones for years and "passed" as a man for all of his adult life.
Married to his high-school sweetheart, Wona, a heterosexual A great documentary of young adult female and male transgender youth with their struggles and challenges living in our society. Interviews with their family members and their points of view is also included. The film, the fourth adaptation of the novel The Body Snatchers , was released in and was not a critical or box office success. The Wachowskis and McTeigue are not credited on the film. The film, which was again produced by Silver, was an adaptation of a s Japanese manga series originally called Mach GoGoGo , which had previously been adapted as an anime television series in The Wachowskis were attracted to the project because the series was the first anime they had watched and they wanted to make a family friendly film for their nieces and nephews to enjoy.
The movie was considered a critical and commercial disappointment. Since then, critics periodically have put the film on lists of underrated or cult films. The Wachowskis' next film project was Ninja Assassin , a martial arts film starring Rain that was released in It was inspired by Rain's fighting scene in Speed Racer. The screenplay was written by Matthew Sand and J.
Michael Straczynski , whom the Wachowskis called 6 weeks before filming to ask him for a complete rewrite completed within a week, because they were dissatisfied with the earlier drafts and were running out of time. Their next directorial outing was Cloud Atlas , which was adapted from David Mitchell 's novel of the same name and starred an ensemble cast which included Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Cloud Atlas was written and directed in collaboration with German filmmaker Tom Tykwer to whom the Wachowskis had introduced the novel several years earlier. Overall reviews were mixed to positive.
David Mitchell liked the script of Cloud Atlas , spent some time on the set including filming a cameo and had a positive impression about the end result. They believe Cloud Atlas will be the film for which they will be remembered. The Wachowskis subsequently produced and directed Jupiter Ascending , an original space opera screenplay they wrote. The film was released in According to Deadline , the financial and critical failure of Jupiter Ascending caused their business relationship with Warner Bros, that began with The Matrix franchise, to be terminated.
Their next project was the Netflix science fiction drama series Sense8 , created and written with J. Michael Straczynski. Sense8 features an international ensemble cast and was shot in multiple cities around the world. The Wachowskis directed most of the episodes of the first season with the rest being handled by McTeigue, Tykwer and their go-to visual effects supervisor on their movies, Dan Glass, on his directorial debut.
A Christmas special was released December 23, with the remainder of the show's second season released in May In May , it was reported that Lilly will co-write and executive produce the eight-episode first season of a drama comedy series called Work in Progress , created by Abby McEnany and Tim Mason for Showtime. The Wachowskis admit to a love for telling multi-part stories. Lilly says: "We think movies are fairly boring and predictable. We want to screw with audiences' expectations. The Wachowskis cited the art of comic book artist Geof Darrow as an influence on the look of The Matrix.
Also, they said that Ghost in the Shell , Ninja Scroll , and Akira were anime that inspired them, saying "in anime, one thing that they do that we tried to bring to our film was a juxtaposition of time and space in action beats". None of the home video releases of their films feature any deleted scenes. Lana says that despite often having to cut scenes from their movies, they do not want to include deleted scenes in such releases, as this would suggest that their films suffer from incompleteness.
They love their finished products and believe them complete. They also avoid recording audio commentary tracks, having participated only on the track recorded for the LaserDisc of Bound. The sisters say they learned that offering an interpretation of their films means that viewers will be less likely to express their own interpretation.
The Wachowskis frequently hire the same basic film crew to make their movies.
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Lana says they do it in part to ensure a positive environment. Everyone is very respectful of each other," says Lana. Season 2 . In the Sense8 series finale, the real book Venus Castina: Famous Female Impersonators Celestial and Human makes an appearance as the unlikely object that brought a lesbian couple together;  according to Lana and the actresses that portray the couple, the duo have been based on Lana and Karin. Kinowerks is their pre- and post-production and effects studio, based in the Ravenswood neighbourhood of Chicago.
According to the Chicago Tribune ' s Christopher Pirelli, the facility is very low-key: "an industrial building that appears neither old nor especially new" and "It could be an upscale dentist's office" while the "inside is rather unexpected" and has numerous mementos of past film projects. Prior to working in the film industry, the Wachowskis wrote comic books for Marvel Comics ' Razorline imprint, namely Ectokid created by horror novelist Clive Barker in as well as writing for Epic Comics ' Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Clive Barker's Nightbreed comic series.
In , they created Burlyman Entertainment and released comic books based on The Matrix   as well as two original bi-monthly series:. The Wachowskis' first script was a thriller called Carnivore. I can't make this. I'm rich. Another two of their earliest scripts which were never produced were Plastic Man , based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name and Vertical Run based on the book of the same name by Joseph R.
The project didn't move forward because Miller didn't want it to be an animated film.
In November , Variety reported the Wachowskis would produce, co-create and direct second unit on a new Conan the Barbarian movie for Warner Bros. The Wachowskis were planning to juggle their pre-production involvement on the movie and work on The Matrix sequels at the same time. In ,  the Wachowskis were producing for Madhouse an animated film based on their comic book company 's Shaolin Cowboy ,   titled Shaolin Cowboy in The Tomb of Doom. Darrow does not believe that the required amount of money to finish it will be found.
In December , Arianna Huffington tweeted pictures of herself on the set of "a Wachowskis movie on Iraq from the perspective of the future". Both of them were dressed as people from roughly years in the future and they were asked to improvise without a script about the Iraq War. The Wachowskis completed the script and were searching for funding to direct it. The Wachowskis were said to be reaching out to actors, including Will Smith. Lilly has been married to Alisa Blasingame since Lana subsequently began dating Karin Winslow; they married in Raised by a "hardcore atheist " father and an "ex- Catholic turned Shamanist " mother,  the duo once described their religious beliefs as non-denominational Christians.
Rumors that Lana Wachowski was transitioning spread in the early s, though neither sibling spoke directly on the subject at the time. She described an incident in third grade at Catholic School when she was hesitant to join the boys' line and unconsciously accepted herself as belonging to the girls'. Lana completed her transition after Speed Racer ' s release in ,  and by at least December , trade magazines and newspapers referred to her as "Lana Wachowski",   and to the duo as "Andy and Lana Wachowski. Her acceptance speech was one of the longest public appearances by either of the notoriously reclusive sisters.
Lana said that, although she and Lilly had not publicly commented on her transitioning during the previous decade, it was not because she was ashamed of it, nor had she kept it a secret from her family and friends. Rather, she stated, the two are generally shy about the news media and prefer to maintain their privacy. Comparing media exposure to losing one's virginity as an irreversible event that only happens once, the Wachowskis had tried to stay out of the public eye.
They feared losing their privacy and the ability to go to public places without being noticed and harassed as celebrities. There are some things we do for ourselves, but there are some things we do for others. I am here because when I was young, I wanted very badly to be a writer, I wanted to be a filmmaker, but I couldn't find anyone like me in the world and it felt like my dreams were foreclosed simply because my gender was less typical than others.
If I can be that person for someone else, then the sacrifice of my private civic life may have value. In March , Lilly Wachowski also came out as a transgender woman, issuing a statement to the Windy City Times after a visit from a reporter from the Daily Mail newspaper, who had attempted to get an interview with her about it. Having the support of my family and the means to afford doctors and therapists has given me the chance to actually survive this process. Transgender people without support, means and privilege do not have this luxury. And many do not survive.
And it's serendipitous that the awards were a couple of weeks later and our show was up for an award. Lana and Lilly are self-proclaimed gamers. Along with some of their friends, they wrote a page role-playing game of their own, called High Adventure. On the video game front, they had been exchanging letters with Hideo Kojima and met him during a Famitsu interview in late Candidates for an adaptation of the first Matrix movie to video game form included Kojima, Bungie and Shiny Entertainment , whose Messiah PC game impressed them. PlayStation Portable game. Asked about their feelings about turning the tightly controlled Matrix saga to the unpredictable form of an MMORPG with The Matrix Online , the duo appeared enthusiastic about the nature and possibilities of video games:.
The "vagaries of an MMO where unpredictable player behavior is the rule," is the reason for doing it. Our films were never intended for a passive audience. There are enough of those kinds of films being made. We wanted our audience to have to work, to have to think, to have to actually participate in order to enjoy them.
This may be because while we enjoy movies, we also spend a lot of time as in crack-den amounts of time gaming. Gaming engages your mind actively whereas most genre films the films we tend to watch are designed to provoke as little thinking as possible. Consider why the films in which everyone knows exactly what is going to happen are the films that make the most money. Yet the fact that The Matrix films are three of the most successful adult films in history despite of what much of the media would have us believe , suggests that there are other people like us.
Those are the people, the people who thought about it, who worked at it, who we ultimately made the trilogy for and it now makes perfect sense to us that they should inherit the storyline. For us, the idea of watching our baby evolve inside the virtual bubble-world of this new radically developing medium, which has in our opinion the potential of combining the best attributes of films and games, of synthesizing reality TV with soap opera, RPGs and [ Mortal Kombat ], is fantastically exciting.
The Art of the Matrix book credits them for including their screenplay and additional art. The Wachowskis also wrote an introduction to the published Vol. Additionally classifying themselves as "lifelong rabid Bulls fans" they created a revamped introductory animation for Chicago Bulls to open the — regular season. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 25 June American film directors, screenwriters, and producers.
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Did you have any complications post-surgery? Woman A: Nothing serious.
I had some very slight tearing of the skin below my vagina one of the more common, minor complications but it healed on its own with some Neosporin. Woman B: I had some tearing around my perineum after my bottom surgery.
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I was devastated that my shiny new vagina was tarnished. The doc stitched me up again, but that tore too. After a couple of months, it healed closed on its own. Woman C: I was told that my recovery would take about four weeks. However, I was still experiencing a considerable amount of discomfort for over a year after surgery.
My crotch was constantly sore and was especially tender when touched. There are still some days where it's uncomfortable, although they are much fewer and farther between than they were previously. What surprised you most about the changes in your body post-surgery? Other than that, I think I knew everything I was getting in for. More seriously, the way I had orgasms was already different after years of hormones, but it changed even more after surgery. Sexual pleasure feels so much more like floating on your back and letting waves slowly wash you to shore, as opposed to, say, getting shot out of the end of a water slide.
Woman B: It's hard for me to explain the feeling I had when I looked down at my crotch and saw what has always belonged there. There is a line in The Vagina Monologues where a trans woman uses the phrase, "A wrong had been righted. Even swollen and bruised, the line kept running through my mind. Woman C: I was surprised by how much of a shock to the system it was. My hormone levels went all over the place. Honestly, the most outwardly noticeable thing was that I started sweating profusely from my armpits. I was also very surprised by my feelings of regret. I hadn't expected to regret the surgery at all, but there was about a week or so where I felt like I'd made a terrible mistake.
It was powerful and it really threw me for a loop. I kept thinking, You're in a cult. Being trans is a cult and you're in it and you just committed to it forever. I don't feel that way now and don't know if that's something other people experience. I hesitate to share this, because I can imagine how some people will latch onto as "proof" that trans people are frauds or something, but I don't read that much into it.
I also regretted destroying my ability to have kids. Being a parent isn't something I'd ever, ever wanted before, but I thought about that afterward. How did you learn how to use your new body? Woman A: A little-known fact outside the trans community is that, after surgery, you have to dilate your new vagina. In terms of clitoral stimulation, well, I washed my hands, got in bed, started reading some erotica, and awkwardly began to figure some things out. I'm a busy lady and an hour for candle-lit, self-exploration in the bathtub is a big ask.
Woman B: With my first lover after beginning the transition, I discovered what it meant to be a lesbian with a penis. Now, I am discovering what it means to be a lesbian with a vagina. I didn't foresee the learning curve, but it's definitely there. Woman C: My body feels like the same body in pretty much every way. How has your sex life changed, if at all? Woman A: The funny answer is that it doesn't suck anymore.
The honest answer is that it's incredible to be able to have sex with my partner in a body that finally feels like my own. It's amazing. Before my surgery, I dreaded having sex because my desire felt like it was at odds with my anatomy. Now, everything is aligned. Having sex feels great, which isn't something I could say until I was Woman B: My surgeon told me that I had to wait three months after surgery to have sex and, um, we'll pretend that I waited three months!
I also discovered tantra and polyamory. I discovered kinks I'd never even heard of before. When I began my transition, I assumed my sex life was over because when I came out to my father, he told me, "What lesbian is going to want you when she can have a real woman? But now, each new notch in my lipstick case is a bit of validation, like, "Look at me now, Dad.
They do want me. Lesbian and bi, they do want me. Woman C: It hasn't really changed. I wasn't a particularly sexual person before surgery and I'm still not. Woman A: This is a bit like asking a fish what it would feel like to start breathing water, but I don't blame you for asking. There's something untranslatable about the experience and no metaphor will ever be able to account for it, but the one I've always used is that it feels like a storm cloud clearing away. Except you grew up under the storm cloud, you know nothing but the storm cloud, and you've only ever heard rumors that the sun exists.
So, I guess it would be like being born in Seattle, never leaving town for two decades, and then moving to the Bahamas. Any individual thing I mention may seem small but when you add them together, they mean everything. After surgery, I could have terrific sex, wear a swimsuit and go in the ocean for the first time in four years, put on a pair skinny jeans without feeling uncomfortable, fit into my own underwear, and go shopping for vibrators and dildos with my partner.
For cisgender women to understand what it's like to have surgery after a long waiting period, the only way to explain would be to imagine how you'd react if you suddenly woke up with a penis and had to live with it for years before having it removed. Imagine the relief and the happiness you'd feel. I didn't like having a penis any more than a cisgender woman would, so that's exactly what I felt.
It was like coming home. Woman B: There is a softness that estrogen brings. My skin is smoother and my body hair is finer. Women have a thicker subcutaneous layer of fat underneath our skin and that also subtly softens my features. My FFS was essential to me feeling my gender identity.
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Before, I would look in the mirror and see an echo of my father's face. Now, I see my mom's face and it feels so much better. I may not be a beauty, but people almost never read me as trans, and they never read me as a man. Woman C: I feel more at home in my skin and people treat me in a way I'm more comfortable with.
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