BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VS THE PANDROGYNE AND MUSTY DAGGER !
I finally got to meet up with my dear friend Genesis Breyer P-Orridge last night. I’ve know Gen since I first moved to London in the early 80’s, before that I was a devoted fan of his/her two bands, Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, actually I still am. Gen is one of the last of a dying breed, an extraordinary league of gentle(wo)men that share their radical insights, shamanistic skills to guide us away from the mindless mob that’s bombarded by brands, brainwashed by corporations and beaten down by government control into a ‘police’ state of submission. Of course he/she doe;s it with such devilish PANache! I also got to meet one of my favourite pooches MUSTY DAGGER.
We escorted Musty on her evening stroll, the wind was cruelly cold, the mercury had dropped well below zero … Gen turned to Musty who was pulling at her lead to sniff a shrub and screeched “oh Musty … its far cold to0 spend so long checking your PeeMails !! ”
Afterwards Gen showed me footage from a forthcoming documentary that focused on his/her visit to a voodoo village in Africa. Mind blowing stuff!
Gen also took me along as his/her plus one to see ………
THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
A bedtime story for adults starring a thalidomide actor (Mat Fraser) and one of the queens of the burlesque scene, Julie Atlas. Muz . The husband and wife actors met while working in a sideshow on Coney Island.
The captivating and enchanting production was a magical sexual journey that deviated from the classic fairytale to poke fun at our uncomfortableness with disability, and let us know that some beasts aren’t ever going to turn into Prince Charming but we can still fall head-over-heels in love with them. And to drive the point home, the real-life lovers stripped off and demonstrated their favoured positions for the beast with two backs.