Lady Gaga Stands “Five Foot Two”

Pitchfork says: ‘All pop-star documentaries whose subjects get a producer credit—which is to say, just about all pop-star documentaries in the 21st century, including Netflix‘s new Lady Gaga program, “Five Foot Two” — are works of propaganda. Beyoncé’s HBO doc Life Is But a Dream presents an attractive, superficial portrait of a perfectionist. Justin Bieber’s 3D concert films, Never Say Never and Believe, frame him as a normal kid who’s crazy about his fans. In The 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift shares the stage with a parade of famous entertainers, as if to prove that all of those people really, truly like her. Compared with these nakedly promotional spectacles, Five Foot Two feels intriguingly raw.’

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