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Lana Wachowski's Moving Speech About Growing Up Transgender

The co-director of The Matrix trilogy and Cloud Atlas shares how she got past childhood trauma — including a high-school suicide attempt — in her acceptance speech for the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award.

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Over an emotional 25 minutes, the notoriously reclusive director talks about her difficult journey from Larry to Lana, even revealing her plan to jump in front of a train in high school:

Watch her full remarks:

And read the full transcript at The Hollywood Reporter.