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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Introduced by director Marie Losier and artist/musician Genesis P-Orridge, Film Premiere

In her first feature-length documentary, Marie Losier uncovers the fascinating love story between Genesis P-Orridge—the iconic figure behind pre- and post-punk groups Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV—and Lady Jaye, née Jacqueline Breyer. Partners in life and art for nearly 15 years, the couple expressed their devotion through their “Creating the Pandrogyne” project, as each underwent a series of cosmetic procedures to merge their identities, becoming figures of a third gender incorporating both of their attributes. Losier followed the pair over the course of seven years, and the resulting film—The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye—is intimate, whimsical, moving, and riveting. Winner of the coveted Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival. 2011, video, 75 minutes.

A discussion with Losier and Genesis P-Orridge follows the screening. The film opens at the Landmark Lagoon on April 6.


The Premieres series is made possible by generous support from Elizabeth Redleaf.

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