08/30/2013 10:14 am ET Updated Oct 30, 2013

Genesis P-Orridge: 'People's Lives Should Be As Interesting As Their Art'


Hi Genesis! Your new photographic retrospective book about your life contains images of nudity and genital mutilation. Yet some fans might be more shocked by the one of you as a cute little boy clutching a rabbit.

For the first nine years of my life we weren't allowed pets because of my asthma, apart from that rabbit, which lived outdoors in a hutch. But we've had dogs since 1969. The media portray me as outrageous, but we have a way with animals and can train dogs so well that they don't need leads. We once took the dog shopping, went home and two hours later thought: "Where's the fucking dog?" We ran back like a maniac and she was still there, sitting outside the butcher's.

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