The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
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.
Might grow on a second viewing, when the reason for a frustrating absence is understood from the beginning rather than 95% of the way through, which meant that during what should have been an emotionally wrenching scene I was retroactively querying my dissatisfaction with the early part of the film. (Serious talk: if you can't make me cry with this story, your film has gone wrong somewhere.) But don't feel really inspired for that second viewing, so: life. It's short.
Alternativa, freaky, punk. La pandroginia es la nueva carne fragmentada por la visión de Burroughs.
Wonderful stream of conscious documentary about the life and career of Genesis P-Orridge.
This is a fascinating story about how Genesis P-Orridge (lead singer of Throbbing Gristle & Psychic TV) and his wife Lady Jaye undergo an experiment in pandrogeny. They attempt to merge their identities through plastic surgery to look alike among other things. This film was tedious to sit through and I didn't feel like I got to know enough about Jaye. This could have been so much better given such unique subject matter.
A tabloid-like biopic disguised as an art film; occasionally interesting, but the avant-garde filler gets tiresome.
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