One wonders how much latex couture, meat material or other outrageous accessorizing the viewer might be treated to watching Lady Gaga’s upcoming Gaga: Five Foot Two Netflix documentary.
The film, directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, will premier at the Toronto Film Festival next month (Gaga will perform there as well). The movie will then be released worldwide on Netflix on September 22nd. By all accounts, and by viewing the trailer, it does seem that Gaga allowed Moukarbel warts-and-all access to a year of her life. Her website claims: “…the documentary pulls back the curtain to introduce the woman behind the performer, the costumes, the glitz and the glamour for a deeply personal look.” And from what’s been revealed so far, this film shows less of Gaga on stage even and more of those moments off of it.
The camera follows her to the doctors, sees her expound on Madonna and comes right up to the time of her infamous ‘jump’ into last year’s Super Bowl Half Time.
Netflix’s VP of original documentaries Lisa Nishimura reiterates what we all know. How Lady Gaga is one of the most watched (and talked over) current pubic personalities. As she says of this film her streaming service is obviously thrilled to have exclusivity of, the viewer will, “…experience the drive, conflict, passion, complexity and deeply personal creative process behind this singular artist.”
Behind-the-scenes costume design considerations and watching Gaga prep her stage craft wouldn’t go unappreciated either.
From the lyrics on her latest release Joanna, to how humbled she seems around her fans, to interviews where her honest answers run in stark contrast to some latest wild haute couture she might be wearing, Lady Gaga is like no other modern day pop diva. And it seems Gaga: Five Foot Two will prove this point we have known all along.