Matrix Director Goes From Larry Wachowski to Lana Wachowski
Matrix director Larry Wachowski comes out as transgender.
Larry, who now goes by Lana, was never one for the spotlight, keeping to himself over the years. The rumors of Wachowski’s personal life had been the talk of the town for almost a decade. This all started when he went through a heated divorce from previous wife, Thea Bloom. At the time Bloom reported that Wachowski “has been extremely dishonest with me in our personal life,” and said they were separating “based on very intimate circumstances concerning which I do not elaborate at this time for the reasons of his personal privacy.”
There were also reports of Wachowski being a cross dresser back then. A movie columnist, Dave Poland, wrote about the cross dressing along with stories of the director taking hormones to become a woman. About a decade later, we now see Poland was right.
The 47 year old Wachowski revealed himself as Lana in a promo video for the new film, Cloud Atlas. In it she casually says, “Hi, I’m Lana,” as she sports pink dreads and a sheer black dress.
Again, Wachowski rarely makes public appearances, so it’ll be interesting to see the new her out and about when Cloud Atlas is set to premiere in October. The movie was already bound to get hype based on the Oscar winning cast that includes Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, but now with the addition of Wachowski’s new look, this one’s going to be a media frenzy on the red carpet.