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Seven years in the making, this intimate, affecting portrait by celebrated filmmaker Marie Losier chronicles the life
and work of pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge - starting with Throbbing Gristle in the
70s to the still very active cult favorite Psychic TV - and how h/er chance encounter with a dominatrix/performance
artist in New York called Lady Jaye brought about a singular and enduring artistic collaboration and a brazen
partnership that defied all perceptions of love.
Shannon M. Houston of PASTE MAGAZINE describes THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE as 'a rave party (the fictional kind
that only plays fantastic music).... It is also an EXCEEDINGLY GOOD movie... with its brilliant score, remarkable
imagery and explosive, vibrant tone.' The Playlist at indieWIRE gives the film an 'A-': 'ultimately a deeply felt,
albeit odd, love story… an engrossing depiction of two individuals, who happen to be non-conformists unafraid to go
beyond love.' And Neil Mitchell of ELECTRIC SHEEP MAGAZINE writes, 'You'll be hard-pushed to find a more strikingly
candid, and unexpectedly moving, portrait of life, love, and creativity of the experimental end of the rock'n'roll
Winner of the TEDDY and CALIGARI FILM AWARDS at the Forum in the Berlin International Film Festival, the documentary
went on to pick up several more awards following its world premiere in Germany: the GRAND PRIZE, IndieLisboa
(Portugal); PRIX LOUIS MARCORELLES and PRIX DES BIBLIOTHEQUES, Cinema du Reel (Paris, France); AUDIENCE AWARD, Buenos
Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema/BAFICI (Argentina); ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Outfest Film Festival
(Los Angeles, USA); SPECIAL MENTION, International Competition, Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine/SANFIC (Chile);
and AUDIENCE AWARD, Special Mention, Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal, Quebec).
U.S.A.. 2011. 70 min. Color/B&W. Aspect ratio: 1.33:1. In English.
* Interviews (with Lady Jaye, Orlan, Gibby Haynes, and Sleazy)
* Outtakes featuring Psychic TV / PTV3, Tony Conrad and Peaches
* Short films: 'Waiting to Go' by Bryin Dall (of Thee Majesty) and 'Papal Broken-Dance' by Marie Losier
* Theatrical trailer
* Photo galleries
* Downloadable press kit PDF
Losier's film captures the poignant paradoxes, the ecstasies and burdens, of the transformation of life into
art. --Richard Brody, THE NEW YORKER
I thought it was one of the most puristic cinematic love letters to their story … the story of Genesis and Lady Jaye is
heartbreaking and glorious. --Jonathan Caouette (filmmaker, TARNATION)
REMARKABLE! Rarely do films offer such intimate insights into the inner workings of a true artist.... Makes you feel
something. Just like art. --David Lewis, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
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