Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is a true legend of the underground, an avant-garde anti-hero whose remarkable body of work reminds us that what is dangerous and what is important are never far apart and that, when you believe something, artistic integrity demands that you live by it too.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has gone through many transformations. Born Neil Megson, he became Genesis P-Orridge when he founded the influential avant-garde band Throbbing Gristle in the mid-’70s, creating the genre of industrial music. Though the band broke up in 1981, its influence is still felt today in bands like LCD Soundsystem. P-Orridge went on to found Psychic TV with Throbbing Gristle’s Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, but he didn’t find himself until he met Lady Jaye in 1993. The two married shortly thereafter, then began a simultaneous transformation they called “pandrogyne,” where they surgically altered their bodies to look like each other.
In 2000 Genesis re-defined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology, beginning a series of surgeries in order to more closely resemble Lady Jaye, his other half and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. It was the ultimate act of devotion and a project he called 'Creating the Pandrogyne'; an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third.
An intimate, affecting portrait of this ground-breaking artist, "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye" documents a truly new brand of romantic consciousness, one that conveys beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective never before seen on film.
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