By: Pam Ricklin//
Last week, Lady Gaga announced that she will be debuting a documentary called Five Foot Two. It will follow her journey at the 2017 Superbowl and in the moments leading up to the release of her latest album Joanne. She posted a 12-part photo and video teaser on her Instagram account, which ultimately revealed the documentary poster.
Five Foot Two will debut on September 22nd on Netflix, right after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival earlier in the month. Many music documentaries are following the film festival/streaming trend. One example is I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, a documentary about Steve Aoki, which debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and soon after was made available to stream on Netflix worldwide.
In Katy Perry’s 2012 documentary Katy Perry: Part Of Me, fans flooded movie theaters to get an inside look at her “California Dreams” tour, which exposed her failing marriage to then-husband Russell Brand. Lady Gaga will release Five Foot Two in that same vein. The film will explore the singer’s personal life on a level that most fans are not aware of. Even though she sells millions of albums and plays to packed stadiums worldwide, her life is not always glitz and glamour. This documentary will reveal how stardom can sometimes have its dark moments. From health scares to loneliness, Lady Gaga is showing a new side of herself that’s important for fans to see.
As much as we may not like to admit it, we sometimes forget that our favorite celebrities are human too. I’m happy that Lady Gaga’s documentary is available for anyone with a Netflix account to see, not just film industry buffs. It’s important for all of us to know that everyone goes through hardships, even A-list celebrities. It takes tons of courage for anyone, especially for someone in the lime light, to be this vulnerable. Whether it’s through a documentary, a song, or even a tweet, I hope more celebrities follow this trend. It can help fans realize that their feelings are normal and that they’re not alone.