In Five Foot Two, we see Lady Gaga at her most vulnerable.
The Netflix documentary follows the singer as she works on her fifth studio album Joanne and in the lead up to her Super Bowl performance earlier this year.
“Intimate” is the most frequent word being used to describe the film and it’s spot on, almost painfully so.
For much of Lady Gaga’s career, we’ve seen the character and persona. The performer wearing a meat dress, arriving in an egg, being larger than life on stage in eccentric costumes.
In the film, like the sound of her latest album, we see it stripped back. Bare. Raw.
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, starts off the documentary by saying how much more confident she feels now she's 30.
"My threshold for bullshit from men, doesn't exist anymore. I don't know if it's because I'm 30 and feeling better than ever but I don't feel insecure about who I am as a woman," she says.
"I'm not embarrassed or ashamed of what I have. I just feel a bit more sexier, sexual, All of that shit is better."
In her home, surrounded by staff and friends, she does look content. Her hair's up, she's wearing no makeup and a leotard and track pants.
She references problems with former fiance actor Taylor Kinney, but doesn't go into too much detail.
"Well in relationships, you've got to move together as much as you can, I guess," she says, before taking her lunch upstairs to her bedroom.
She's saying all the right things, but at other times, the singer looks so vulnerable, so unsure that you want to sweep her into a hug.