'Documentary will show my highest highs, lowest lows'
Los Angeles: Lady Gaga says the new documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, is an authentic look at her life's
highs and lows as it lifts the veil behind her fame.
Hours before the release of the Netflix documentary by director Chris Moukarbel, Gaga shared an emotional post with her fans about what the film meant to her.
"With 'Gaga: Five Foot Two', I found myself witnessing myself in a way I am unable to see on my own," the pop star said in a lengthy statement on her social media page.
"I felt proud, I felt sadness, I felt empowered, I felt vulnerable...but what struck me the most was the film's authenticity in the way Chris, the director, chose to show my lowest lows, my highest highs, and the close relationship with my family that I clung to fiercely while writing my album Joanne."
The documentary, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival recently, explores Gaga's life on stage and behind the scenes.
Gaga says the documentary will expose her complicated relationship with fame, which can be isolating while allowing a person the voice to spread messages of empowerment.
She says she is "touched that the veil behind the aura of my fame reveals that fame is not all it's cracked up to be. It is lonely, it is isolating, and it is very psychologically challenging because fame changes the way you're viewed by people.
"For me, it feels very unnatural, but complicated because I know it is my destiny to be a performer. Yet I am so humbled by the side of fame that breeds love from the world, the voice I've been given by my fans to spread messages of empowerment and equality, the fortunate life it's
brought to me and my family and how we can now give to others in need."
Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, became famous with her debut album "The Fame" in 2008.