Watch Lady Gaga Open Up In MTV’s ‘Inside The Outside’ Documentary
After her SNL, Late Show, The View, American Idol, Fuse, 106 & Park and Good Morning America appearances over the past week-and-a-half, surely you’re not having Lady Gaga fatigue just yet, are you? MTV’s Inside The Outside documentary on the Born This Way hitmaker aired last night, and spanned from the singer’s early childhood playing classical music on the piano to her explosive success as one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Gaga opened opened up in the MTV documentary about an early triumph: landing the role of Adelaide in a school production of Guys And Dolls. “It was the greatest moment of high school,” she said. “I tell you, I still dream about that. I still have these crazy dreams that I get cast for that role.”
Later she talked about being dropped from Island Def Jam in 2006. “I remember when I got dropped from my first record label, I just said, ‘Mommy, let’s go see Grandma,’ ” Gaga recalled. “You know, I’ve never told Beyonce this, but I remember laying on my grandmother’s couch crying, and a Destiny’s Child video came on. I remember watching Beyoncé thinking, ‘Oh, she’s a star. I want that. I want to be on MTV.’ And now I’m in music videos with Beyonce.”
Photographer and filmmaker Davi Russo, who directed Inside The Outside, talked to MTV about bonding with fellow New Yorker Gaga while they shot the documentary:
“Again, it’s so easy just to see the surface of things, and I think that’s maybe the biggest misconception that a lot of people who may not be fans [have of her, that she’s artificial]. Myself included. I didn’t know much about her going into it, [but] I try to always peel back the surface, to see the real person, and the interview gave us the opportunity to really see that. And she’s just like me; she has red blood, breathes the same air, and everything else. She’s human.”
What did you think of Inside The Outside? Did it provide any new insight for you with regards to Lady Gaga?