News broke earlier this month that pop star, actress, and fashion icon Lady Gaga is the subject of a new documentary out in September — but we told you about it over a year ago after spotting the star with HBO documentarian Chris Moukarbel in New York City.
Now, we can confirm that the documentary is indeed happening. It’s called Gaga: Five Foot Two, and it’s coming to Netflix on September 22nd.
The Sun reports that the program follows 31-year-old Lady Gaga — real name Stefani Germanotta — while filming American Horror Story, recording Joanne, rehearsing for her Super Bowl halftime show, and even dealing with the separation from ex-fiancé Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire).
“I’m alone, every night, and all these people will leave,” Gaga says in a clip from the documentary. “They will leave and I’ll be home alone. I go from everyone touching me all day, and talking at me all day, to total silence.”
“This the first time Gaga has offered no-holds-barred access like this,” a source tells the site. “They had hoped to have the film ready in time to premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May but it took longer than anticipated. The film will cover all these pivotal moments in a very candid fashion.”
Filming is said to have taken place over the past year; fans spotted Moukarbel with Gaga in July 2016, so the timeline seems right. Sources have yet to comment on whether the exclusive will include any footage of LG’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, her involvement in last year’s election, planning stages for the Joanne World Tour, or her work on the A Star Is Born remake which will greet theaters next year.
In the photo below from last year, Gaga is followed into her car by Moukarbel who is still filming as they drive away from paparazzi. Click here for more photos.
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“I had a rare opportunity to create a portrait of an artist with such an open heart and mind,” said Moukarbel. “I feel really lucky that Gaga trusted me and my vision.”
Chris Moukarbel is a director, producer and visual artist who first reached HBO with Me @ The Zoo, a documentary following Chris Crocker whom rose to internet fame with his “Leave Britney Alone” video in 2007. Moukarbel was (and hopefully still is) in a long-term relationship with Jake Shears, lead singer of the Scissor Sisters who opened for Gaga on her Monster Ball tour in 2011.
Lady Gaga began work on a documentary with Terry Richardson in 2012 but the project was scrapped, possibly due to her hip injury that left her immobile for half of 2013.
Eager for the documentary? There won’t be too much time to wait, now! Until then, check out this footage of Lady Gaga featured in The Defiant Ones, a HBO documentary released earlier this year.
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