The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye Reviews

April 13, 2012
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.
April 5, 2012
"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.
March 23, 2012
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.
March 22, 2012
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.
March 20, 2012
The blas result feels like a great disservice to P-Orridge, who conducts himself with genuine grace.
March 15, 2012
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.
March 8, 2012
Frayed-looking performance film alternates with cuddly home movies and the director's theatrical interventions, but the couple's willingness to bare flesh only heightens the overall feeling of artifice.
March 7, 2012
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye tries so hard to keep up with the quirkiness and theatricality of its subjects that it ends up canceling them out.
June 20, 2011
Some of P-Orridge's work is certainly interesting, but like many transgressive artists he has a tendency to let shock for its own sake override other concerns.