The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Genesis P-Orridge is a infamous figure in the international music and art community; he earned both acclaim and controversy with his work as part of the British art collective COUM Transmissions in the mid-70s, was a founding member of the experimental rock band Throbbing Gristle, and was a pioneering figure in industrial and electronic music with his later ensemble Psychic TV. But P-Orridge himself became one of his own most notable art projects when, after relocating to the United States, he met Jacqueline Breyer in 1993. P-Orridge and Breyer feel deeply in love, and became constant companions and collaborators, so much so that he became fascinated with the notion of fusing their identities. The two began extensive rounds of plastic surgery so they would look nearly identical, with P-Orridge getting breast implants so his figure would more closely resemble hers. Filmmaker Marie Losier explores Genesis P-Orridge's life and career and his relationship with Breyer in the documentary The Ballad of Genesis and L