I loved it! Lady Gaga has always been one of my idols, and getting a chance to follow her every move was an immense privilege.
We first get to see what we already know about any artist. They live in a house, go to recording studios and perform their songs at shows. I expected this to be the content of the whole documentary, but I was wrong.
We get to see the raw truth behind Gaga’s everyday routine. We follow her through her recording sessions, of course, but she also tells us about her mental and physical pain. For instance, when she gets depressed her body can spasm. We are present during her therapy sessions and her appointments. I was amazed at how she manages to do so much while being in so much discomfort.
I loved how the documentary was not made like a formal interview. The camera acted like a person, always following Gaga two steps behind. Most of the time, Gaga would simply have a discussion with the people around her and sometimes including the camera itself.
The documentary was well structured, divided into three main parts: What we know about any artist, the truth behind the scenes, and the results of hard work: a new album and amazing performance at the Super Bowl.
Watching how she deals with her personal struggles, how she interacts with her dancers and other employees made me more aware of the reality of superstars. I love her even more!
Originally Published in Vol. 47 Issue 4 on October 25th, 2017