Reni Wassulmaier in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

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 III (2001): Gay PedestrianLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): The PsychoLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004): LGBTQ References; LGB Characters; Queens; OG Loc Mission

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005): Kazuki KasenLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006): Reni Wassulmaier; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low;  Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media PersonalitiesLGBTQ References 

Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010): Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince; Clay “Pain Giver” Jackson; Jacob; The Celebinator; Evan Moss; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto V (2013): Trevor Philips; Peter Dreyfuss; Transgender Sex Workers; Locations; LGBTQ References


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