Matrix Director Sex Change: Larry Wachowski Now Wants to Be Called 'Lana'

One of the most influential movie directors in Hollywood is undergoing hormone therapy in an effort to undergo a sex change and live his life as a woman.

Larry Wachowski, director of the Matrix trilogy, has long been suspected of utilizing hormone therapy, but now the director is going by the name Lana and has revealed he underwent a sex-change operation.

It is not known whether Wachowski has completed switching genders, but it is the most notable disclosure since first appearing in public as "Lana Wachowski" since early 2004 when the director atteneded Comic-Con in San Diego.

The film director stated that he has been "transitioning" from male to female for many years and recently he showed up at a Los Angeles movie promotion in a gray dress and fuchsia dreadlocks.

"Hi, I'm Lana," he stated in a heavy German accent.

The director showcased his new identity during a trailer for a new film, "Cloud Atlas," by being credited under the name Lana Wachowski. Lana also makes an appearance in the trailer. This new film was based on a sci-fi novel by British writer David Mitchell and features the name "Lana Wachowski."

This is not the first time that Lana has been credited in a film. The most recent example can be found in the 2012 documentary Side by Side, where the director is interviewed and credited as Lana Wachowski.

The movie, which is expected to break records and be one of the top movies of the year, stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, who change genders in the production.

Speculation over Wachowski's gender and controversial sex life have been around since first being revealed to the public in 2002, when the director filed for divorce after being photographed utilizing the services of a dominatrix in a Los Angeles club.