The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye Reviews

August 27, 2019
The result is a movie where actions that might seem, at a cursory glance, to be radical to the point of madness become perfectly rational expressions of that crazy thing called love.
May 16, 2013
This edgy documentary manages to tell an affecting love story even as it ventures into the cultish, transgressive world of underground music.
October 26, 2012
Very human.
April 12, 2012
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.
April 6, 2012
True love is never having to say goodbye ... because when you look in the mirror, there s/he is.
March 16, 2012
It's rare for a documentary style to match its subject so ideally.
March 12, 2012
Losier's doc is almost as obsessive as its subjects.
March 9, 2012
The unconventional romance at the film's core has a genuine poignancy.
March 8, 2012
Rarely do films offer such intimate insights into the inner workings of a true artist.
March 8, 2012
Few music documentaries bloom with such lovely, rambunctious energy and singular vision as this.
March 8, 2012
Like P-Orridge's music, it feels spontaneous, garish, sometimes ugly, and sometimes simply random. But that may be the most proper way to approach P-Orridge's life: It's an imitative, illustrative portrait rather than simple reporting.
March 7, 2012
A completely unique portrait of the ultimate nonconformist.
March 6, 2012
Losier has made a quietly revolutionary work that treats a pair of people on the fringes with the decency all humans deserve.
March 6, 2012
Ballad functions as a dreamlike portrait of her subjects.
March 5, 2012
A compelling character study and a fascinating reflection of contemporary culture, but you must decide for yourself whether their obsession is the love of art or art of love.
January 18, 2012
An engaging, dynamic study of mutual inspiration and unconditional love.
June 10, 2011
Losier's portrait, like her extraordinary subject, feels like a work-in progress rather than the final word.
April 25, 2011
Losier's film captures the poignant paradoxes, the ecstasies and burdens, of the transformation of life into art.