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/10
402 Ratings

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Directed by Marie Losier
United States, France, 2011
Documentary, Musical, Biography

Synopsis

An intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of ground-breaking performance artist and music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle) and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent for their ‘Pandrogyne’ project.

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye Directed by Marie Losier

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2011 | 2 wins including: Teddy: Best Documentary (Forum)

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2011 | Winner: Audience Award (International Competition)

Critics reviews

Loose temporal editing makes it difficult to admire the progress of their work; did they ever get it how they wanted it, or was it as hit-or-miss as it looks? Apparently the gender of the future borrows Zsa-Zsa Gabor’s X-chromosome. But if this sounds unflattering, flattery would be most unwelcome. This is not a vanity project: what is most striking is P-Orridge’s unflinching commitment to spiritual freedom.
May 17, 2013
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Loose temporal editing makes it difficult to admire the progress of their work; did they ever get it how they wanted it, or was it as hit-or-miss as it looks? Apparently the gender of the future borrows Zsa-Zsa Gabor’s X-chromosome. But if this sounds unflattering, flattery would be most unwelcome. This is not a vanity project: what is most striking is P-Orridge’s unflinching commitment to spiritual freedom.
October 19, 2012
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