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This edgy documentary manages to tell an affecting love story even as it ventures into the cultish, transgressive world of underground music.
The film takes the viewer not just into the world of Genesis and Lady Jaye, but somehow, as a true ballad should, into their hearts.
A frustrating if fitfully fascinating documentary about the singer, writer and performance artist known as Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his wife, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge.
This is a manic, overmedicated, and remembered elegy. It's also private, personal, and obscure, a ballad meant more for its subjects' eyes and ears than ours.
It's rare for a documentary style to match its subject so ideally.
Archival performance footage gives the doc historical weight, but P-Orridge often comes across as an attention-seeking diva as he endlessly mugs for whatever camera is around.
Director Marie Losier's film is informative but it is also more often than not irritating in both content and technique. (A film) more to be endured than enjoyed.
True love is never having to say goodbye ... because when you look in the mirror, there s/he is.
"The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye" assumes a great deal of built-in interest in the title figures I suspect most people will not have.
The blasé result feels like a great disservice to P-Orridge, who conducts himself with genuine grace.
Losier's doc is almost as obsessive as its subjects.
I admit that in part, my lower rating is attributable to the fact that I don't know really what the two ladies were out to express. The documentary flounders by not rooting us in the cultural reaction to their work and takes up far too much time showing footage of them goofing around for the sake of expression.
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