Film POP and Le Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) present:
Other, Like Me
Marcus Werner Hed, Dan Fox | UK | 2020 | 82 min
At the tail-end of the 1960s, the British industrial town of Hull produced one of the most transgressive art and music collectives of the 20th century. COUM Transmissions, a response to the American Beat generation by Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Spydee Gasmantell, sought to push the limits of sex, morality and freedom of expression. The collective’s membership ebbed and flowed over the years, attracting specialists in science, photography, pornography, literature, music and lighting. COUM eventually moved their activities to London where, having grown disillusioned with the art world, the remaining member formed the pioneering industrial band Throbbing Gristle. A career-spanning retrospective brimming with rare archival material, Other, Like Me also catches up with several key members today, including Genesis P-Orridge who passed away earlier this year.