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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye


Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been a key figure of the underground music scene for over 30 years. A cult artist in prepunk and post-punk groups , he is considered to be the father of industrial music and a pioneer of acid house and techno. Genesis has also used his position at the limits of society to challenge the very fundamentals of biology.
Transformation is, indeed, 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 does not go unnoticed.


  • Video Librarian
    The story of one of the more interesting relationships in showbiz history—an emotional, artistic, and physical commitment between edgy arts-scene eccentrics.
  • Educational Media Reviews Online
    At the heart of this amazing documentary feature is a love story between performance artist and musician Genesis Bryer P-Orridge, and performance artist Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge… Highly Recommended.

Festival Participation

  • Berlinale - 2011
    Teddy Award / Caligary Award
  • IndieLisboa - 2011
    Grand Prize
  • Cinéma du Réel
  • SXSW
  • Tribeca
  • Hot Docs
  • Istambul International Film Festival

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