Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)
Director: Chris Moukarbel
Music documentaries don’t get much bigger than Gaga: Five Foot Two, a big story about a pint-sized woman. The documentary follows the global superstar during the recording, release, and promotion of her fifth studio album, Joanne, and the lead up to her Super Bowl half-time show in 2017.
Yet it’s not all glitz and glamor. Much of the movie takes a deep dive into Gaga’s pain, both physical and mental. Here the film tackles break-ups, a debilitating hip injury, and the death of her aunt, Joanne, whose battle with lupus inspired the album.
It’s refreshing to see a documentary about such a huge star who’s unafraid to voice naivety. It’s worth noting, though, that some scenes are so tender you’ll probably be in a bucket of tears by the end of the film. You have been warned.