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The Five Foot Two documentary opens up with a very invasive look into Haus of Gaga, as she immediately speaks on her insecurities with her intimate relationships between her then fiancé and continuously booming career.
"You have to go to that broken place of your heart to write songs." Gaga said, "They say sometimes it's like open heart surgery, you know? Making music, every time, it's invasive."
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On a side note, Gaga references to the musician lifestyle and the experiences with others in the industry; from struggles with her icons like Madonna and past big wig producers (the likes of which tried to confine her to a space that didn't match what she had to offer the world).
"The methodology behind what I've done is that when they wanted me to be sexy or they wanted me to be pop, I always fucking put some absurd spin on it that made me feel like I was still in control." Gaga said.
She followed with an example of that memorable time she performed the hit Paparazzi, on stage covered in blood, in order to give an artistic expression of what the fame game does to people: it kills them slowly.
Scenes cut in between the reality of her own fame, showing her insecurities and the rawness that she harnesses while making music for her latest album, Joanne. Five Foot Two also features the hustle-bustle of projects which Gaga has taken on during the same album production. Performances such as taking the stage at the Super Bowl during the presidential election and her featured role in the American Horror Story phenomena.
By 2017, Gaga has solidified her stance in both the entertainment and music industry category; allowing her to stand out as a triple threat. And what's truly showing about this documentary is that she is human, too. Gaga is a person that faces the physical pains of injury, the psychological ups and down of stress from balancing relationships, and of course, that every bit of fame comes at one price or another.
When Gaga attended the Netflix premiere of the work, she also followed with a statement that she would be taking a rest for her health. Who could really blame her after seeing just how hard she breaks for her fans and for herself? We all get a little burnt out sometimes and that's okay.
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a freelance fashion writer, poet,
photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.