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Gia (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  31 January 1998 (USA)
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death from AIDS at age 26.

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Cast

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T.J.
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Stephanie - Model
Louis Giambalvo ...
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Bruce Cooper
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Mike Mansfield
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Francesco (as Edmond Genest)
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Holly Baker ...
Emergency Room Nurse
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Disco Doorman Tony
Rick Batalla ...
Hispanic Stylist Phillipe
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Hood #2
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Hood #3 (as Julio Dolce Vita)
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Storyline

When Gia Carangi first arrives in New York City, she's a beautiful drop-out from Philadelphia brashly bursting through the closed doors of top modeling agent Wilhelmina Cooper. Gia's electrifying personality and potent sexuality soon find their way onto the covers of America's top-selling magazines. But being loved by the world isn't the same as being love by one - an unfulfilled desire that can take Gia dangerous places. And for a beautiful woman, one slip could lead to an untimely and terrifying downfall. Written by HBO Home Video

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model | death | fashion | modeling | aids | See All (94) »

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Based on the tragic life and times of America's first supermodel. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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NC-17 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anatomie d'un top model  »

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Trivia

This movie is mentioned in the opening crawl of the Star Wars parody Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007). Mila Kunis, who plays one of the younger versions of Gia, is a voiceover actress on "Family Guy" (1999). See more »

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As Gia begs Linda not to leave, the first shot from behind shows her fully nude but from the front she can clearly be seen to be wearing underwear. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Gia Carangi: [voice-over; narrating from beyond the grave] Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today, it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I've walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it, and above.
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Crazy Credits

Opening disclaimer: Gia Marie Carangi was born in Philadelphia in 1960. In the early eighties she became a legend in the fashion industry. Her story is told here in the words of the people who knew her and the words of her own journal. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Brass In Pocket
Written by James Honeyman-Scott (as James Scott Honeyman) & Chrissie Hynde
Performed by The Pretenders
Courtesy of Sire Records/Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Haunting portrayal
5 October 2004 | by (Gold City) – See all my reviews

I rented the unrated version from NetFlix.

Gia is a powerful movie. It is two stories intertwined into one: the life of a confused teenage girl, looking for love and acceptance, and of the modeling industry and its effect on the emotions and egos (no matter how large or small) of those in front of the camera. As a woman who worked within the industry several years ago, I could relate to the confusion that Gia felt.

Angelina Jolie gave the viewer an excellent portrayal of a lonely teenage girl who was trapped inside an adult woman, her only comfort being her lover and later, her drugs.

The performances of the actresses were on target; the message was clear. A haunting movie worth purchasing.


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