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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Most important, the relationship between P-Orridge and Lady Jaye comes off as heartfelt, and "Ballad" makes you feel something. Just like art. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie doesn't exactly argue anything. It's mostly a collection of scenes and footage, directed by Losier in plumes of abstraction and unified by Megson's voice-over. show more

  • 50
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye tries so hard to keep up with the quirkiness and theatricality of its subjects that it ends up canceling them out. show more

  • 38
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    If it's art, it's only mildly interesting. show more

  • 80
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Losier has made a quietly revolutionary work that treats a pair of people on the fringes with the decency all humans deserve. show more

  • 78
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

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

  • 70
    Village Voice

    This impressionistic approach eschews traditional biography, instead giving the viewer the feeling of being inside a moment, without necessarily providing all the information we might need to contextualize what we're seeing. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Though the film flirts with being in a sense too intimately drawn from Jaye and P-Orridge themselves - more context from those who knew P-Orridge before the couple got together would have been useful - the sense of intimacy created by Losier is remarkable. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Highlighting the wacky while playing down the distasteful, Marie Losier's playful profile of the English musician and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his second wife, Lady Jaye, takes a lighthearted look at the things they did for love. show more

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