Oct 1, 2017

Chris Moukarbel Talks Gaga's Friendship to Amy Winehouse

Chris Moukarbel Talks Gaga's Friendship to Amy Winehouse

Chris Moukarbel, 'Gaga: Five Foot Two,' director talked with MTV about the relationship between Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse while, he was filming a scene of the Netflix original documentary with her and studio musician Nick Movshon in the parking lot of the recording studio, where Gaga talked about how producers stereotype and judge female artist as they labeled them to get something from them. 

"The methodology behind what I've done to get the control and get out of that position 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". So you know what? If I'm going to be sexy on the VMAs and sing about the paparazzi, I'm going to do it while bleeding to death and reminding you of what fame did to Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean, and what it did to Anna Nicole Smith and what it did to... Yeah. you know who?." she added. 

The quiet moment of her answer in which she was about to say a name, was actually Winehouse's name according to Chris, which explained she was referring how much love and appreciation she had for her. "We never heard and we never talked about it. It was just in the line of what she was saying. She was talking about other women that had succumbed to the pressure of fame or the exploitation of celebrity. And these are artists that she felt, at least with her VMAs performance where she wass bleeding out on stage, she felt it was kind of a tribute to them" he said. 

Moukarbel also mentioned that they had a special bond and Amy's spirit was present in the studio. "She's very aware of this stuff so, she references someone else. She never says Amy's name but it's understood I think in that moment. So you know, it's sad. I mean, they were friends and obviously Mark Ronson who's working with Gaga in the studio at that time, was very close to Amy and produced "Back to Black" and, Amy's spirit sort of felt around the studio a lot maybe just for that reason."

'Gaga: Five Foot Two,' is now available for streaming worldwide on Netflix. Watch it now and be part of a glimpse behind Gaga's life.