Lady Gaga talks candidly about being bullied in her formative years in the documentary “Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside”. The documentary will show “an intimate look at the evolution of Stefani Germanotta into one of pop’s most influential and successful artists of our time,” according to the press release. The doc will show Gaga in a “stripped-down” interview in which she talks about her life as well as show the audience how she juggles her work, interactions with fans, and personal life.

When talking about bullying, Gaga mentions how she didn’t want to tell anybody about the incident at the time:

I remember once some of the girls from my class, they were hanging out with some boys that I knew also and the, I went to meet some friends for some pizza that were at the same pizzeria and the boys picked me up and threw me in the trashcan, on the street. On the corner of my block while all the other girls from the school were leaving and could see me in the trash and everybody was laughing and I was even laughing. I always have that nervous… giggle and I just remember like holding back the tears and the lip quivering and don’t let them see you and I remember even one of the girls looking at me like “Are you about to cry? You’re pathetic.” That’s what I, that’s what I felt like, you’re pathetic. “Are you about to cry?” And I just, I remember I didn’t tell anybody, that’s what I remember. I remember I didn’t tell anybody. I remember I didn’t want to tell my parents because it was too embarrassing. And I remember I didn’t want to really bring it up with my girlfriends because even though they were there.

You can check out a preview of the documentary below. The documentary will air on May 26 at 9 pm ET/PT.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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