Cosmetic cosmic love
As outlandish (read: groundbreaking) as Genesis’ musical and performative accomplishments are, its level of intimacy takes this documentary from curiosity item to something special. It covers the husband/wife team embarking on their own ‘pandrogyne’ project, an endeavour to surgically alter themselves to become more like one another, or to become the same being. Queer theory and politics aside, it’s personal moments like Lady Jaye brandishing broccoli like a cheerleader and the portrayal of the couple’s love that really make this project not only interesting but very touching.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye | Directed by Marie Losier (France 2011) with Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge. Starts Novemebr 24.