Review: Gaga – Five Foot Two

Title: Gaga: Five Foot Two
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Director: Chris Moukarbel
Starring: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Sandra Amador
Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins

What It Is: This documentary chronicles Lady Gaga’s creation of her fifth studio album “Joanne” as well as her selection and performance at Super Bowl 51. Through this all we get to know the enigmatic pop star a little bit more and find out things we never knew about her. Her injuries and the pain associated with that. How she deals with it and whom in her life has helped her top the charts with her immense talent.

What We Think: I really love musical documentaries. Much like Amy, this is a film that explores an artist in a really intimate light. This, however, features a much happier story. We go through the day to day with the current queen of pop music Lady Gaga. I love getting to know her in a different light a more grounded light. Sometimes when you watch a music documentary such as this you never really get an understanding of the man or woman here we can tell Gaga is very different and that somewhere in there Stephanie Germanotta is still there.

Our Grade: B+, Check this one out! It’s easily accessible being that it’s on Netflix. Even if you’re not a fan of Lady Gaga’s music this is certainly a good documentary. One that explores the price of fame to those who live it and those that are fans of it. The struggles of the modern music industry and all that entails. From slowing record sales to online leaks it can all hit you. Here we get to live it with one of pop music’s most colorful personalities in a wonderfully directed piece. Also, the preparation for her halftime show looked really stressful but it came out great!

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