Lady Gaga has described Lena Dunham as a "fighter" after she heaped praise on the singer's revealing documentary.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

'Gaga: Five Foot Two' aired on Netflix on Friday (22.09.17), and the 'Girls' actress candidly opened up on how much she related to the star's struggles in the public eye.

And the 'Poker Face' singer showed that the feeling was mutual, as she took to Instagram and wrote: "I love her so much. She is such an inspiration and has really been there for me. You're special Lena, and you're a fighter and the world needs women like you."

The kind words came after Lena gushed over her fellow star, describing Gaga's documentary as "one of the most revealing acts of feminine rebellion you will ever witness".

She wrote on social media: "I may not be doing the super bowl half time show for expectant fans but I know what both triumph and damnation feel like. As a woman in the public eye, I am labeled a brave voice one moment and an idiotic uninformed navel-gazing whiner the next...

"There are things I've been called that I won't name here because they hurt my heart and body and they don't deserve my response. But just as Gaga lives with chronic pain and chronic inspiration, so do we all. She rejects labels and we can too.

"She understands that we are all works in progress, learning to love ourselves and to fight for each other. The bravest thing we can do right now, for ourselves and for this country, is to exist authentically and without apology."

Meanwhile, Gaga had taken to Instagram ahead of the release of the film, and claimed "fame is not all it's cracked up to be".

She said: "Although surreal, happy and also hard, I'm most touched that the veil behind the aura of my fame reveals that fame is not all it's cracked up to be.

"It is lonely, it is isolating, and it is very psychologically challenging because fame changes the way you're viewed by people. For me, it feels very unnatural, but complicated because I know it is my destiny to be a performer.

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