• #WomanCrushWednesday - Lana Wachowski

    Lana Wachowski is part of the sibling director team, “The Wachowskis.” Their work includes tiny indie films like The Matrix series, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas, and most recently the newest sci-fi Netflix series, Sense8.

    For the longest time, The Wachowskis were notorious for not doing any press. Many speculated this was because of Lana’s transition, but really they just always valued their privacy. That changed a few years ago when Lana came out, publicly discussing her sacrifice of privacy for visibility – in the hopes that she could help LGBTQ youths.

    The latest project from Lana and her brother Andy is in my opinion, their best to date. Sense8 is an incredible look at human connection and there’s a distinct difference between this show and pretty much everything that’s come out of the mainstream sci-fi tv scene. This show is full of queer voices that are unapologetic and strong. There’s is also a lot of love.

    I had no idea until I started writing about this that Sense8 was receiving rave reviews from audiences while being panned by critics. Lots of people are saying that it’s too diverse, too radical for many of the sci-fi fans (a wet, rainbow strap-on is featured in the pilot episode). I have no idea if this is true but I’m not happy that there’s talk of this show not being renewed for a second season. This kind of television is important and necessary and if y’all feel like marathoning some Netflix in the near future, I recommend giving Sense8 a whirl. Here’s a trailer.


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