I've been saying for years and years about how much I love Lady Gaga.
How her voice is incredible and how she inspires millions of people around the world with all of the work that she does. Did you know that Lady Gaga and her mom Cynthia Germanotta run a charity organization called 'The Born This Way Foundation' that started in 2011 to help young people build a "kinder and braver world." Gaga is also a huge supporter of LGBTQ+ rights. How could anyone not love her? She's one of the few celebrities that I follow who actually cares about her fans.
When Gaga played her Super Bowl performance in 2017 I was so happy for her.
She deserved it. It was probably the biggest milestone of her career until that point. Did you know that she was an actress in two seasons of American Horror Story: Hotel and Roanoke? Did you know she made an album with Tony Bennett in 2014? Did you know that she made her own perfume in 2012 called "Fame"? So yes, Lady Gaga has been around for a while and it's made me disappointed that no one could really appreciate her until this movie came out. Lady Gaga is thriving and it's what she deserves.
*From this part on contains spoilers about the movie so if you haven't seen it yet, you definitely should go watch that and then come back to my article. Because I don't want to be the person to ruin a movie for you, that would be such a shame.
Now let's talk about 'A Star Is Born.' It was amazing huh? What are your thoughts? I thought the music that she co-wrote with Bradley Cooper was incredible! I didn't know Bradley could sing like that either! I read in an interview that Bradley took guitar and singing lessons for 6+ months before starting to film the movie so everything that was showed in the movie was stuff that he actually could play and sing which I think is pretty cool. The entire movie was flawless, and I'll most likely buy it on DVD when it comes out so I can watch it whenever I want.
To me, the movie was super inspiring because I do write my own songs and I've never felt too comfortable sharing them with anyone. Ally is literally me. The chances that I could/would find a Jackson Maine in my life are pretty small and that's OK. The real villain of this movie was all of the problems with addiction and this is something that doesn't come as a surprise in the celebrity world.
There have been too many celebrities or singers or musicians that have died from addiction or suicide. Too many.
I haven't seen the previous 'A Star Is Born' movies (Yes, it's a remake but the new one is definitely the best one) but in the other movies the male singer who is addicted to drugs (he has a different name in every movie) ends up dying a different way. In this new movie, he dies from suicide which I think is sad but remains a current issue like with Kate Spade and Chester Bennington and many other celebrities and even average everyday people.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga did an amazing job with this film. I hope they receive all of the big awards because they've earned it. I can't wait to see what they both do next!
Not to mention that I've had "Shallow" and "It'll Be Alright" stuck in my head for about a month, and I don't expect to shake it anytime soon.