Lady Gaga thanked the LGBT community for their continued support.
This weekend, Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star Is Born premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to nearly endless applause, which included rave reviews of Lady Gaga‘s performance in her first leading role.
A Star Is Born follows musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) as he launches an unknown artist named Ally (Gaga) and into superstardom. Unfortunately, Maine has personal issues to combat, and alcoholism threatens everything he built.
In an interview with Variety, Gaga thanked her gay fans for sticking with her throughout her career.
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“I make a joke sometimes, behind every female icon is a gay man,” said Gaga. “I really wouldn’t be here without the gay community, what they have taught me about love and acceptance and bravery.”
Apparently, the LGBTQ community even influenced the making of the film. Cooper allegedly changed the initial location of their characters’ first encounter to a drag bar because of a story Gaga told him about the places she once performed at in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
A Star Is Born hits theaters on October 5. Watch the film’s official trailer below.