Gothamist has summaries of the gossip that came out in 2003 about Larry Wachowski, one of the creators of the Matrix series. After learning that he was dating a dominatrix who was Buck Angel’s ex, and started appearing in public with more feminine grooming (clean-shaven, long hair, make-up, fancier clothes and jewelry), the gossip columnists figured that there was only one explanation. He’s getting a sex change (not that there’s anything wrong with that)!
Of course, in November of that year Wired ran a story with this quote: “One source who knows the couple and the scene dismisses the sex change rumor, explaining that Larry is merely a cross-dresser, not a transsexual.” But apparently this did not stop the rumors, and a Fox entertainment reporter was fully expecting to find a woman on the set of Speed Racer. He didn’t. He didn’t find Wachowski either, but everyone he interviewed said that Larry was still a guy.
If Wachowski wanted to transition four years ago, with as much money and power as he has I’m guessing that he probably would have by now, but he hasn’t. Maybe his girlfriend influenced his fashion sense. Maybe it’s some BDSM thing. Maybe he really is a cross-dresser. The idea that The Matrix was partly written by a transgender person makes a lot of sense to me.
Of course, it’s none of my business if he’s a transsexual, a cross-dresser, or something completely other. But geez, will some people get it now that being trans doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to transition?