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The Ballad of Genesis et Lady Jaye
(La Ballade de Genesis et Lady Jaye)

Marie Losier
Documentaire, 2011, États-Unis – France
First work

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72mn / numérique / couleur / vostf
Casting : Genesis Breyer P-Orridge,
 Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge,
 Big Boy (Breyer P-Orridge)
Production : Steve Holmgren, 
Marie Losier et Martin Marquet
Cinematography : Marie Losier
Sound : Bryin Dall
Editing : Marie Losier
Music : Bryin Dall, Psychic TV3, Psychic TV, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, The Majesty
Distribution : Épicentre Films
International sales : Cat & Docs
Award obtained : Teddy Award du meilleur documentaire, Festival de Berlin 2011
Website :
www.epicentrefilms.com

A feverish and affectionate portrait of transgender artist and performer Genesis P-Orridge, who transformed over the years to look alike his significant other the blond Lady Jaye. A major artist of New York avant-garde scene for the past 30 years, considered by many the father of industrial music, Genesis challenges the limits of art and biology with his key project “Creating the Pandrogyne”, in which he strives to look like his life and artistic partner, Lady Jaye (née Jacqueline Breyer). Combining personal footage and home movies, Marie Losier follows this ultimate act of devotion, a risqué and ambitious performance, but most importantly, an unprecedented declaration of love between two nonconformists, violently interrupted by Lady Jaye’s passing, in 2007.

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