Matrix director Larry Wachowski is now a ‘she’, after undergoing a sex-change operation.
For some time now, the film director has been answering to ‘Lana Wachowksi’, and says she has been “transitioning” from male to female for a number of years. At a Los Angeles movie promo last week, Wachowski showed up in a gray dress and fuchsia dreadlocks, announcing in a German accent: “Hi, I’m Lana.”
It isn’t known whether the Matrix director’s public switching of genders is complete yet, but this was far from Wachowski’s first big public appearance as Lana: she was appearing in public as early as 2004, at events such as the San Diego Comic-Con.
In her most recent showing, Lana popped up in a trailer for her new film, Cloud Atlas. The credits for the sci-fi film, based on a novel by British writer David Mitchell, feature the name ‘Lana Wachowski.’ Yet again, this isn’t the first time Lana has been credited as such: in the 2012 documentary Side by Side, she is interviewed and credited as Lana Wachowski.
Tom Hanks and Halle Berry star in Cloud Atlas, and in a fitting twist, the pair swap names and genders in the production.
Matrix director Larry Wachowski filed for divorce in 2002, after rumors about his sex life culminated in the director being photographed in a Los Angeles S&M club, The Dungeon.
After separating from his wife, the former carpenter snapped up a $2.7 million San Francisco mansion, adding the name ‘Laurencia Wachowski’ to the title deeds of the property.