Here is a true story – an example of life being stranger than fiction. Two artist/musicians fall in love, marry and begin the process of becoming one another – not only through serendipity of thought and dress, but also through cosmetic surgery.
The first time Genesis P-Orridge met Lady Jaye Breyer, she put him in her clothes, makeup and a wig to make him look like herself. This was the first step toward a personal project of physical transformation they would eventually call “pandrogyne.” A decade into their marriage, on Valentine’s Day 2003, the couple began the surgical part of the process of becoming one another through acquiring matching breast implants.
The plan wasn’t for either of them to undergo a sex change, as nothing would be removed from their bodies, only added.
Their shared mission, to become like two parts of a single “pandrogynous” being, was an art project and unprecedented expression of love that ended before completion when Lady Jaye died of stomach cancer in 2007.
Experimental filmmaker Marie Losier gathered eight years of footage on this couple’s lives together to produce a nontraditional, impressionistic documentary, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
Life truly can be stranger than fiction.