Reni Wassulmaier is a main character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (and appears in other games in the series). Reni is an avant-garde German filmmaker, as well as a former sex worker and pornographic film star. They have undergone multiple gender confirmation surgeries, moving back and forth from female to male (this characterization is why we have labelled this content transphobic). Reni’s gender identity is not explicitly articulated, but at one point they state: “Oh darling, I’m a little bit of everything. Man. Woman.” This is shown in the video below.
In the game, one of the missions given to the protagonist, Victor, is to help Reni get a fourth gender confirmation surgery.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
Grand Theft Auto (1997): El Burro
Grand Theft Auto II (1999): Tetsuo
Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 (1999): Pretty Charlie
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB Love-meet.net users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low; Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media Personalities; LGBTQ References
Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man
- OfficialGtaPSP. (2009, December 22). GTA: Vice City Stories- Reni Wassulmaier. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEbQFpm2EZQ
- Reni Wassulmaier. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Reni_Wassulmaier
- Reni Wassulmaier. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/Reni_Wassulmaier
- So Long Schlong. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/So_Long_Schlong