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

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

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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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