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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye with director Marie Losier in person


Dir. Marie Losier. 2011, 65 mins. Marie Losier is a film curator (French Institute Alliance Francaise) who makes inventive and whimsical portraits of avant-garde artists (Tony Conrad, Richard Foreman, the Kuchar brothers, Guy Maddin). Her new film is about Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, a key figure of the underground music scene for more than 30 years. Transformation is central to his life; he became a she to resemble his beloved Lady Jaye, now deceased. With peroxide hair, full lips, and gold teeth, Genesis models his unique life in the image of Lady Jaye. Living life as the ultimate experiment, he has made his body a work of art. Losier’s kaleidoscopic film is composed of interviews (Orlan, Peaches, Peter Christopherson), role plays, concerts, and his day to day life, exploring the abundant yet inherently elusive nature of his creativity.

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