“Peaches” is the stage name of popular Canadian electronic musician and performance artist Merrill Beth Nisker, who is known for her provocative and overtly sexual compositions and performances. She began her journey with a folk trio and eventually became an internationally famed artist. Her compositions have been used in many well-known films and TV projects, such as 'Ugly Betty,' 'Mean Girls,' 'Jackass Number Two,' 'My Little Eye,' Drive Angry, 'Lost in Translation,' 'Lost Girl,' 'The L Word,' 'South Park,' 'The Handmaid's Tale,' '30 Rock,' 'True Blood,' and 'Letterkenny.' However, Peaches has earned a fair share of notoriety, too. Some of her lyrics and performances have been rejected due to them being potentially offensive. A lot of her songs are themed on gender identity. For instance, the cover of her album 'Fatherfucker' showed her sporting a beard. Her costumes are often glamorous, futuristic, and bizarre, and they reflect her personality. She is also noted for her flamboyant and quirky sense of style that pushes the limits of gender identity. Peaches has always carried a persona that is admired by a certain group of people. However, she has mostly faced criticism for being bold and vocal about many taboo topics. Like her songs, her live performances, too, are loud yet thought-provoking. She receives inspiration from artists such as John Waters, Cindy Sherman, and Paul McCarthy. The films 'Tron,' 'Liquid Sky,' 'Grease,' and 'Phantom of the Paradise' have inspired her live shows. At a point in her life, Peaches suffered cancer and heartbreak, both at the same time, which later became the theme of her next album, 'The Teaches of Peaches.' The album later became a feminist classic. Despite all the criticism, the fact that her work propagates sexual freedom and reversal of gender roles cannot be denied.