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wachowski thread ready for a title change
« on: May 03, 2004, 11:28:49 AM »
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http://www.suntimes.com/output/zwecker/cst-ftr-zp29.html


'Matrix' co-creator ready to be whole new woman

April 29, 2004

BY BILL ZWECKER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST

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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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2004, 11:33:37 AM »
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about time.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2004, 11:38:19 AM »
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its safe to say no one here really identifies with his fantasy so I think this subject is really open to all jokes.

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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2004, 11:41:55 AM »
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That's not true, there was a thread about this sort of thing before, I think it involved budgie.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2004, 11:45:50 AM »
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That's not true, there was a thread about this sort of thing before, I think it involved budgie.


Besides, I find the logic that we should feel free to ridicule and mock anything we don't directly identify with to be pretty ill-considered... This kind of thing is unfortunate for the personal traumas the people involved have to go through, but it is very fortunate that he's (evidently) finally ended that trauma for both himself and his ex-wife and taken a brave and necessary step.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2004, 11:54:54 AM »
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So this is where my money (and yours) ended up. COOL :yabbse-thumbup:  :yabbse-thumbup:
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2004, 11:57:03 AM »
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Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
its safe to say no one here really identifies with his fantasy so I think this subject is really open to all jokes.

just to be safe, we should check with Andy K.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2004, 11:58:19 AM »
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i can't help thinking about the lesbian sex scene in "bound" after reading about the surgery.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2004, 12:03:00 PM »
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I'd be willing to try anything after the disaster that is Matrix Revolutions.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2004, 12:05:56 PM »
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Quote from: godardian
Besides, I find the logic that we should feel free to ridicule and mock anything we don't directly identify with to be pretty ill-considered... This kind of thing is unfortunate for the personal traumas the people involved have to go through, but it is very fortunate that he's (evidently) finally ended that trauma for both himself and his ex-wife and taken a brave and necessary step.


I'd like to substitute "ridiculous" for "brave"...
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2004, 12:09:05 PM »
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Calling them "the Wachowski brothers" will become a thing of the past.  :P

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2004, 12:18:22 PM »
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first hit of the day (and thread).
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2004, 12:51:02 PM »
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Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
its safe to say no one here really identifies with his fantasy so I think this subject is really open to all jokes.


How do you tell a joke about this?  I mean you can say anything, but really nothing is funnier (i.e. - more twisted) than actually thinking about what the hell is going on.
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2004, 01:01:53 PM »
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2004, 01:05:04 PM »
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ill be curious to see if this affects his career -- will people be hesitant to work with him?
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