Lady Gaga’s Netflix Documentary Is Way Better Than it Needs to Be

Sep 20, 2017 1041

BY: Douglas Greenwood

We all know Lady Gaga, or at least we think we do. She’s the multi-hyphenate musician turned actress who’s managed to sell out stadiums, win Golden Globes and steal the hearts of a generation of disenfranchised youth. She’s an enigma. An unstoppable modern icon of pop culture who continues to surprise a loyal public with her endless supply of beguiling looks and proud political voice. Love her or loathe her, you can’t deny her impact.

Almost ten years after she first broke out, the 31-year-old Italian-American star is still a pop music savior; a risk-taker whether she’s wearing a meat dress or a pair of cut-off denim shorts. Thanks to its normality, her latest foray into country-tinged chart music (a move that saw her shed the sequined skin that she’s become synonymous with) has been heralded her most interesting career moment to date. Documentary filmmaker Chris Moukarbel – who made the portrait of the equally iconic, elusive art genius Banksy in Banksy Does New York – was there to capture it, trimming a year of footage into the brilliant new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two.

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