Now, in an intimate interview with Time, the 29-year-old performer is speaking out – and revealing her pronouns and why she’s keeping her name as is.
Click inside to read Tommy’s interview…
First, Tommy revealed, “We’re talking today to discuss my gender. For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman—a trans woman.”
She also explained, “I’m not changing my name. I’m named after my mom’s brother who passed a month after I was born, and I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he was dying. This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy.” She added, “It is not transition. Or it is, but not as an idea of going somewhere. Just that I am actually myself.”
Tommy also explained what is next for her, saying, “I’m thinking about how I can infuse my trans body into film and television. Lena Dunham gave me my first role as a girl last year—it was so exciting and validating. And personally, it’s wild to be 29 and going through puberty again. Some days I feel like I’m 14. As a result of that shift, the types of romantic partnerships I seek out are different. I was in a nine-year relationship in which I was thought of as a more male-bodied person, with a gay man. I love him so much, but we’ve been learning that as a trans woman, what I’m interested in is not necessarily reflected in a gay man. So we’ve had incredible conversations to redefine our relationship as friends. Transitioning has been liberating and clarifying.”
Read Tommy‘s full interview over at Time.
The last photos we have of Tommy are from a June 2021 outing with Lucas Hedges. Check out those photos in the gallery of this post…