In the great tradition of Twenty-First century divas, Lady Gaga is set to star in a documentary about her life and music.
Announcing the news on Twitter on Christmas Day, the “Born This Way” singer said:
“Merry Christmas little monsters! Terry Richardson @Terry_World is making a #LadyGagaMOVIE documenting my life, the creation of [new album] ARTPOP + you!”
‘Thank you for being so patient waiting for my new album ARTPOP, I hope this gets u excited for things to come. I love you with all my heart!”
The controversial artist then posted:
“I love you @Terry_World thank you for believing in me and my fans, I have looked up to you and your work for so long, its a dream come true!”
No details about the title of the documentary or an airing date were revealed, but Gaga’s is ARTPOP album is slated for release in spring 2013, the Hollywood Reporter notes.
The 26-year-old performer has reportedly been working on the new record during her “Born This Way ball world tour.”
Richardson — famed for his often explicit photography and who was once forced to defend himself against claims of intimidating young female models — has worked with Gaga before.
In November 2011, the pair released a photo-book entitled Lady Gaga Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson. It featured more than 350 pictures of Gaga taken during a 10-month period from the singer’s performance at Lollapalooza in 2010 to the final shows of her 2009–11 “Monster Ball Tour.”
In the foreword of that book — which reached number five on the New York Times Best Seller list — Gaga said of Richardson:
“Sometimes it seems as though I’ve waited my entire life to be photographed by Terry Richardson. With Terry, the relationship extends beyond the photograph, and if you’re lucky, he will teach you something truly profound about yourself.”