Just got this from MTV:
Lady Gaga Reveals For the First Time Intimate Stories of Her Youth and Path to Stardom in Lady Gaga: Inside The Outside, New Hour-Long Documentary Set to Premiere on MTV Thursday, May 26th at 9pm ET/PT
Teaser Trailer to Premiere on MTV on Thursday, May 19th at 10:58pm ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY – May 18, 2011 – With her third album, BORN THIS WAY, set to debut on May 23rd, the legend of Lady Gaga to date has been well documented. But who is the girl that became this pop-culture and musical icon, and what legacy does she want to leave?
MTV today announced the premiere of an exclusive brand new hour-long interview, Lady Gaga: Inside The Outside, that will compel viewers to look beyond the outlandish outfits, spectacular live performances, and controversy, and instead appreciate the forces, events and influences that shaped Stefani Germanotta’s ascension into one of pop music’s most influential and successful artists of our time – through her own words. The special will debut exclusively on MTV domestically on Thursday, May 26th at 9pm ET/PT, and internationally in mid-June across more than 150 territories (check local listings). The documentary will then be made available in the U.S. for free on-demand streaming on MTV.com.
A teaser trailer will premiere exclusively on MTV on Thursday, May 19th at 10:58pm ET/PT, following a new episode of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew.
Lady Gaga: Inside The Outside features an intimate, stripped-down interview with Lady Gaga, who recounts never-before-heard life experiences that shaped her early years and brought her to where she is today. From the moment she looked in the mirror and decided she was meant to be a star, to the “Thunder Road” challenge she accepted from her father to land her first baby grand piano, Lady Gaga shares an abundance of personal and poignant stories that includes: the inspiration behind her first song, the impact of being bullied at school, her musical and style influences, her relationship with her family, her love of late night bike rides around Brooklyn, and much more. Viewers will also learn how she juggles fame and her career, along with fans and her personal life, and the social causes that drive her.
During part of the interview, Gaga recalls being bullied in school and the lasting impact it had on her:
“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.”
In addition, the classically trained pianist discloses how a deal with her father involving his love of Bruce Springsteen led to getting her first piano:
“My dad was really into rock-n-roll. Bruce Springsteen had such an influence on our home. My dad saw me singing along to his records and he would pick me up and throw me around the room and laugh and cry with me while I would sing Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel records with him. My father gave me I believe it was for Christmas it was a Bruce Springsteen songbook for the piano and on it was Thunder Road which is my favorite Bruce Springsteen song and my dad said, “If you learn how to play this song we will take out a loan for a grand piano, a baby grand.” I didn’t know the difference. There was the big one and a small one. So I remember it was the hardest thing for me I was playing these huge pieces like 15 pages long and then there was this Beethoven or I mean and then there was this Bruce Springsteen song that was like I opened up the book and there was like cords, guitar cords I was so confused I didn’t understand it so I just started to read it and eventually- eventually I got it down.”