• January 23-24

    THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

    Dir. Marie Losier, USA, 2012, 82 min., NR, HD
    Official Website
    January 23-24

    A link between the pre- and post-punk eras, Genesis P-Orridge is the founder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV, all of which merged performance art with rock music. In 2000, Genesis began a series of sex reassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis's most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression.

    “How often do we tell our lovers that we feel at one with them, that we want to emulate their best qualities? Here we see an amazing couple who take that ego-obliterating infatuation to its logical conclusion.” —Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune