Popular pop star Lady Gaga became emotional while promoting her new documentary at Canada’s Toronto International Film Festival. This was especially while talking about some of the film’s more emotional encounters.
Lady Gaga had quite the busy week after her illness just the week prior. She had to cancel her Montreal show because of this. However, she made up to fans with a press event at the Toronto festival. She specifically praised the director of the project, Chris Moukarbel, who was with her last year. This was when Lady Gaga was still recording her newest album, and where her iconic performance at Super Bowl 2016 can be remembered.
“There’s a very strong piece of me that believes pain is a microphone,” she said. “It does me no good unless I transform into something that is.”
“Five Foot Two”: Your Typical and Atypical Documentary
Those who saw “Gaga: Five Foot Two” at the film festival, may have seen a different dimension of Lady Gaga at work. The documentary didn’t feature the iconic star’s taste in fashion and her dazzling hits. Rather, they showed more of “Joanne” than “Lady Gaga.”
The documentary was, after all, more of a behind-the-scenes look at Lady Gaga’s personal life: her career’s growth, her sentiments towards the industry, and her dream of making a mark in the world. This was Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, without all the complex costumes and choreography.
This “Joanne period” of sorts showed Lady Gaga before her worldwide fame, where Germanotta had more time for her acoustic tunes and reflection. Huffington Post’s Matthew Jacobs writes that the documentary is still, for all intents and purposes, what viewers can expect from a documentary revolving pop stars. Lady Gaga is seen behind the scenes on various locations, such as “American Horror Story: Hotel,” or her recording with Florence Welch. Fans of the star can also see her “out of camera,” where she is seen communicating with her staff, and other people in her life.
Lady Gaga Behind the Scenes
Perhaps one of the most interesting part of the documentary is a little anecdote towards Madonna, yet another legendary icon in the industry. Lady Gaga expressed her admiration for the icon, in light of some controversies between the two.
Some fans, critics, and even Madonna herself said the iconic Gaga hit “Born This Way” is remarkably similar to “Express Yourself” by Madonna. Lady Gaga said what perhaps bothered her most was Madonna cited her opinions in an interview with a journalist, instead of Gaga herself. “It’s like a guy passing me a note through his friend,” Gaga said in the film.
Nevertheless, the documentary film reflects more of Joanne’s “personality,” especially when she is not Lady Gaga. Germanotta, professionally known as Lady Gaga, has made a name for herself in the music industry for iconic pop hits such as “Telephone” and “Poker Face.” She has also recently made strides in slower, more intense music. Recent hits including “The Cure,” “Perfect Illusions” and “A Million Reasons” proved that Lady Gaga truly is a multitalented artist.
The American star is not just a legendary songwriter-singer, but also dabbled in acting as well. She grabbed her acting limelight during her time with “American Horror Story: Hotel,” where she portrays the rather eccentric owner of the eponymous hotel. She proved to fans that singing isn’t her only skill, and that acting is surprisingly one of her strong points.
“Gaga: Five Foot Two” will make its world premiere via Netflix on September 22, 2017.