Netflix has announced that it will be airing a new Lady Gaga documentary about the superstar’s life during the past year.
TORONTO — Lady Gaga gave journalists here a million reasons to reshuffle their calendars.
The pop star brought her new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, to Toronto International Film Festival, and instead of introducing it, she sat down at a piano and performed a stripped-down version of Bad Romance for the hundreds gathered for the film’s premiere.
We watched the 100-minute doc — which earned a standing ovation from the crowd — and took notes on her most intimate reveals.
1. Gaga’s not sure she can have it all.
When the film opens, a makeup-free Gaga is in the studio working on her latest album, Joanne, and it soon becomes clear that the heartbroken ballad Million Reasons is about Taylor Kinney.
“Me and Taylor are fighting, so that sucks,” she says. “My threshold for (BS) with men is just … I don’t have one anymore.”
Later, despite celebrating her new role in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born, Gaga gets honest about the push-and-pull of her career and personal life. “My love life has just imploded,” she says. “I sold 10 million (records) and lost Matt (Williams). I sold 30 million and lost Luc (Carl). I did a movie and lose Taylor. It’s like a turnover. This is the third time I’ve had my heart broken like this.”
2. Her main beef with Madonna is …
Gaga starts in on her feud with Madonna in the documentary’s teaser trailer. “The thing with like me and Madonna, for example, is that I admired her always. And I still admire her, no matter what she might think of me,” she says in the clip. “The only thing that really bothers me about her is that …” And that’s where it trails off.
In the documentary, fans get to hear the rest of that thought. What bothers Gaga? “I’m Italian,” she explains. “So if I have a problem with somebody, I’m going to find them and tell them to their face.”
Instead, Madonna called her “reductive” through the media, she says. “I just want Madonna to tell me I’m a piece of (expletive) to my face!”
3. Her chronic pain issues are bigger than you know.