The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

2012

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

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65%

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53%

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Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre- and post-punk eras, he is the founder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV, all of which merged performance art with rock music. But that's just the preamble to the story. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has redefined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of sex reassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis's most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression. This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art. -- (C) Official Site

Cast

Lady Jaye
as Lady Jaye
Genesis P-Orridge
as Genesis P-Orridge
Tony Conrad
as Tony Conrad
Breye "Big Boy" P-Orridge
as Breye "Big Boy" P-Orridge
Caleigh Fisher
as Caleigh Fisher
Gibby Haynes
as Gibby Haynes
Clyde Magid
as Clyde Magid
Marti Domination
as Marti Domination
Caresse P-Orridge Balpazari
as Caresse P-Orridge Balpazari
Genesse P-Orridge
as Genesse P-Orridge
Lili Chopra
as Lili Chopra
Peaches
as Peaches
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  • Mar 15, 2012
    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.
    John B Super Reviewer

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