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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011)

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A documentary on artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the transformations the pair underwent for their Pandrogyne project.

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Cast overview:
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Himself / Herself (as Genesis Breyer P-Orridge)
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Herself (as Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge)
Big Boy Breyer P'Orridge ...
Himself (as Big Boy Breyer P-Orridge)
Edley Odowd ...
Himself (as Edley O'Dowd)
David Max ...
Himself
Alice Genese ...
Herself (as Alice Genesse)
Markus Persson ...
Himself
Bryin Dall ...
Himself
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An intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of ground-breaking performance artist and music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent for their 'Pandrogyne' project. Written by Anonymous

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Love is dedication. Love is creation. Love is forever.


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26 October 2011 (France)  »

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Balada o Genesisovi a Lady Jaye  »

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How Did They Turn a Compelling Story into a Boring Endurance Test?
12 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is intense, compelling, and extraordinary. Genesis loves Lady Jaye, and she loves him. Instead of having children, they decide to artificially alter themselves to fuse their identities, essentially mutating into surgically-enhanced twins. She gets rhinoplasty to mimic his nose. He gets breast implants and lip injections to look like her. Though not specifically mentioned, it's inferred that there are lots of drugs on board.

As a lover of performance art, I was excited and curious about the premise and execution of this "pandrogynous" experiment. Then how did the director make such a bland, slow, and boring movie? Why was there so much concert footage? Seriously, it felt like there was 20 minutes near the end that was just industrial garage-band noise. And since this story is essentially a love story, why are there no interviews with Lady Jaye? I realize that her availability was unexpectedly limited, but there's lots and lots if footage of her, but never her voice or perspective.

This film was disappointing and tedious, and could have been so much more.


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