Here are 4 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Lady Gaga's Five Foot Two Documentary
I already knew Lady Gaga was a badass. I’d like to think this is something we were all very aware of. She’s got a voice as strong as ten thousand wild horses and can rock any stage, in any outfit. With the recent release of her documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two on Netflix, it’s become clear that she is a true force for far more reasons than you’d expect. Without giving away too much, I wanted to share why this documentary, directed by Chris Moukarbel, is something you need to have watched, like, yesterday:
1. Celebrities! They’re just like us!
At least they are for brief moments, and it’s always interesting to see them do normal things like visit their doting grandma or yell “Interception!!” at the TV on Super Bowl Sunday. For these brief moments, we get to see Gaga’s down to Earth, (somewhat) normal side. And it’s surprisingly fascinating.
2. So that’s how it’s done…
The documentary follows Gaga during the conception of her latest hit album Joanne, giving us the inside scoop on how her and producer Mark Ronson flipped her sound and created some stellar country-rock hits. It’s also fun to watch the two interact, and see the respect and genuine friendship they share with each other.
3. Stay Joanne
For anyone who hasn’t listened to the album, it’s drastically different than any sound we’ve previously heard from Lady Gaga. It serves as a tribute to her late Aunt Joanne whose premature passing deeply affected her family. In one of the most poignant scenes, she plays the single Joanne for her grandmother for the first time. I’ll just leave it at this: if you have a soul, you will ugly-cry.
4. Lady Gaga Bares All
Besides a brief moment of actual nudity, we get to see Gaga at her most vulnerable. If you haven’t already heard, it has come out that she suffers from chronic muscle spasms due to fibromyalgia. It’s clear this constant pain and the pressure of perfection weighs down on her, and that one of the boldest, bravest artists to date is also extraordinarily emotionally and physically fragile.
There are parts where we see her briefly break down, clean herself up, and then return to hour 48 of recording. If that doesn’t give you an immense amount of respect for one of the hardest working artists out there, you should probably give it a go yourself.
These are just a surface scratch at what is an incredible opportunity to peer into the nonstop life of performer extraordinaire, Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga.