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ballad of genesis and lady jaye
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genesis and lady jaye

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Genesis

berlinaleSXSW 2011Tribeca Film Festival 2012

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is a deeply moving modern love story between Genesis P-Orridge -- founder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV and one of the most influential figures in underground music since the 1970s – and soul mate Lady Jaye.

In an attempt to dissolve the physical boundaries between them and become the same person, Genesis began a series of plastic surgeries and body modifications in order to more closely resemble his love.

Director Marie Losier brings us the most intimate details of Genesis’ extraordinary, uncanny world. Mixing 16 mm home movies, interviews, and found and staged footage, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is a uniquely crafted testament to the transformative power of love and art.
An Adopt Films / New Yorker Films release
2011 // USA // 72min
www.balladofgenesisandladyjaye.com


Reviews

"Losier’s film captures the poignant paradoxes, the ecstasies and burdens, of the transformation of life into art."
Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"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.".
— Mark Olson, Los Angeles Times

"A thrilling, humorous film and a grinding, pulsating experience...a revolutionary documentary."
Paste Magazine

"A gorgeous, fleet-footed portrait of creators and creations melding, and the beautiful, freaked-out freedom of turning existence into art".
FilmCritic.com       


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