How Lady Gaga Captured America’s Queer Imagination

For gay men, Chris Moukarbel’s new documentary about Mother Monster triggers strong emotions and memories about growing up with Gaga.

There’s a startling sequence in Gaga: Five Foot Two, a documentary about the life and career of Lady Gaga released Friday on Netflix. The scene has stuck with me since I first saw it last spring. In it, we see Gaga exit a recording studio and head toward an idling Escalade. She’s overtaken by a horde of screaming fans. Suddenly, a quick cut montage of Gaga exiting studios, airplanes, and concerts throughout her career flashes by. From The Fame Monster to Joanne, we see the same horde of fans inundate her over and over again. Some scream a syncopated “Ga! Ga!” while others invoke the popular “Slay, Gaga!” And there’s always one screaming “Mama! Mommy!” In the course of seconds, director Chris Moukarbel shows the world what Mother Monster has always meant to her fans, especially her queer ones.

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