The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2012)

Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre- and post-punk eras, he is the founder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions, Throbbing… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 8, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2012
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

This edgy documentary manages to tell an affecting love story even as it ventures into the cultish, transgressive world of underground music.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A frustrating if fitfully fascinating documentary about the singer, writer and performance artist known as Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his wife, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Very human.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The film takes the viewer not just into the world of Genesis and Lady Jaye, but somehow, as a true ballad should, into their hearts.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is a manic, overmedicated, and remembered elegy. It's also private, personal, and obscure, a ballad meant more for its subjects' eyes and ears than ours.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Director Marie Losier's film is informative but it is also more often than not irritating in both content and technique. (A film) more to be endured than enjoyed.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail

It's rare for a documentary style to match its subject so ideally.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

True love is never having to say goodbye ... because when you look in the mirror, there s/he is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
I admit that in part, my lower rating is attributable to the fact that I don't know really what the two ladies were out to express. The documentary… More