Lady Gaga is exposing a side of her life even her most diehard fans have never seen before.
Netflix has released the trailer for Gaga: Five Foot Two, the new documentary that follows the Grammy-winner through the ups-and-downs of the past year of her life.
Capturing everything from the making of her Joanne album and her Super Bowl halftime show performance to her role in American Horror Story: Roanoke and the aftermath of her split from fiancé Taylor Kinney, Gaga: Five Foot Two is the most personal portrait of the star yet.
Filmed over the course of eight months, the preview gives glimpses of Gaga’s shopping trips, security shut-downs, new tattoos and intimate moments with friends like Donatella Versace.
Fans will also get to see Gaga tackle her longstanding health battle with chronic pain, the debilitating affects of which she has often spoke about on social media. One scene in the trailer shows the “Born This Way” singer lying in a hospital gown and needles are stuck into her shoulder.
‘Phase 1, let’s try to get you out of this intense pain that’s in your face where you feel like you’re running from the title all the time,” an unnamed medical staffer told a hospital gown-wearing Gaga in a clip previously released. “And I know there’s this component of sight that Dr. Modeer is working on. Phase 2, let’s try to get the muscles to re-educate. Phase 3 we do the blood spinning to try to cause regeneration. so I’ll be back and then I’ll talk you through.”
“This was a true documentary made of my life, meaning I gave everyone access to what I wanted everyone to have access to. I decided what they could and could not film and [what could] be in the movie,” Gaga recently told Entertainment Weekly of the doc. “I’m excited for people to see it, but it’s not intended to lay a framework for anything. It’s intended just to be true and honest.”
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Me @ The Zoo documentarian Chris Moukarbel, who will premiere the film at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, has tried to add to that honest nature by limiting the number of voices making commentary and observations about Gaga’s life — an effort he said preserves the natural, organic feeling of the film.
“Gaga has created an extraordinary life through force of her own personality but when you’re inside her world you’re immediately struck with how laid-back and familial she actually is. She’s warm and genuinely interested in the people around her,” Moukarbel told EW. “I approached the film in a vérité style. That way I could focus on Gaga and her experiences so the viewer gets a sense of the world through her eyes. I didn’t do any interviews with people around her. If they happened to be present while I was shooting, then they might end up in the film, but it was really about her surroundings at that moment.”
Gaga: Five Foot Two will debut on Netflix on Sept. 22.