Larry Wachowski is now a woman.
The highly acclaimed filmmaker made a public debut as “Lana” in the promotional video for her latest movie, “Cloud Atlas,” which is based on the Booker-nominated sci-fi novel byBritish author David Mitchell, the Los Angeles Times reported.
According to The Sunday Times of London,Wachowski, half of the sibling duo behind the blockbuster Matrix trilogy, is the first top director in Hollywood to publicly switch genders.
It is not clear if the sex change is complete.
Lana has reportedly been “transitioning” – i.e. receiving hormone treatment – for the past decade.
Wachowski’s coming out would not have been a total surprise to the film industry.
Rumors have been swirling around Hollywood for years after the director was spotted in The Dungeon, a notorious S&M club in Los Angeles, in 2002, The Sunday Times said.
Wachowski’s wife filed for divorce and the filmmaker subsequently bought a mansion in San Francisco under the name Laurencia.
In “Cloud Atlas,” which stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon, Wachowski is credited under the name Lana Wachowski.
The Christian Post said Wachowski recently attended a Los Angeles movie promotion wearing a grey dress and pink dreadlocks. He can be seen here in this video: