PR The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye on DVD Oct 30
New York Films
Seven years in the making, this intimate, affecting portrait by celebrated filmmaker Marie Losier chronicles the life and work of pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge - starting with Throbbing Gristle in the '70s to the still very active cult favorite Psychic TV.
STREET: October 30 | S.R.P.: $29.95
USA, 2011, 70 min., Color/B&W, Aspect ratio 1.33:1, In English
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Interviews (with Lady Jaye, Orlan, Gibby Haynes, and Sleazy) | Outtakes (featuring Psychic TV3, Tony Conrad, and Peaches) | Short films: "Waiting to Go" by Bryin Dall (of Thee Majesty) and "Papal Broken-Dance" by Marie Losier | Theatrical trailer | Photo galleries
Seven years in the making, this intimate, affecting portrait by celebrated filmmaker Marie Losier chronicles the life and work of pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge - starting with Throbbing Gristle in the '70s to the still very active cult favorite Psychic TV - and how h/er chance encounter with a dominatrix/performance artist in New York called Lady Jaye brought about a singular and enduring artistic collaboration and a brazen partnership that defied all perceptions of love.
"Tenderly, unstintingly, and in surprisingly intimate detail... Losier's film captures the poignant paradoxes, the ecstasies and burdens, of the transformation of life into art."--Richard Brody, THE NEW YORKER"A kaleidoscopic portrait not only of a punk-era iconoclast but of the transformative powers - both literal and figurative - of love. LADY GAGA HAS NOTHING ON GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE!" --Steve Dollar, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL"Ballad is a rave party (the fictional kind that only plays fantastic music).... It is also an EXCEEDINGLY GOOD movie... with its brilliant score, remarkable imagery and explosive, vibrant tone." --Shannon M. Houston, PASTE MAGAZINE"You'll be hard-pushed to find a more strikingly candid, and unexpectedly moving, portrait of life, love and creativity of the experimental end of the rock'n'roll spectrum." --Neil Mitchell, ELECTRIC SHEEP MAGAZINE"REMARKABLE! Rarely do films offer such intimate insights into the inner workings of a true artist.... Makes you feel something. Just like art." --David Lewis, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE"I thought [Ballad] was one of the most puristic cinematic love letters... the story of Genesis and Lady Jaye is heartbreaking and glorious." --Jonathan Caouette (director, Tarnation)