‘Matrix’ Director Wachowski Makes Debut as Transgender
Larry Wachowski is going by a new name these days: Lana. The Hollywood director, who helmed the “Matrix” franchise with his brother Andy, is transitioning from male to female. She made her sassy debut in a gray dress and pink dreadlocks in a promo for the siblings’ new movie, “Cloud Atlas.”
Rumors of the 47-year-old’s sex change plans began ten years ago when he was photographed at The Dungeon, an L.A. S&M club. He later divorced his wife and began dating dominatrix Ilsa Strix.
In the “Cloud Atlas” promo, Wachowski introduces herself for the first time, with a high-pitched, “Hi, I’m Lana.” Her co-directors, Andy and Tom Tykwer, also appear in the video designed to intro their new film, which features six interlocking stories and stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant.
Watch the video below for a look back at Larry and Andy talking about sharing directing duties.