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The Self-Destruction of Gia (2003)

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Credited cast:
Gia Carangi Gia Carangi ... Herself (archive footage)
Janice Dickinson ... Herself
Sandy Linter Sandy Linter ... Herself
Zoë Lund ... Herself
Francesco Scavullo Francesco Scavullo ... Himself
Katheline Sperr Katheline Sperr ... Herself
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USA

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English

Release Date:

7 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Girl: The Self-Destruction of Gia See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Cine L'Mod Productions See more »
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Awful
26 January 2007 | by JackGraceSee all my reviews

I feel for the director who I'm sure cared very much about this project, but this "documentary" is an object lesson in incompetence. He did get some good interviews with key people in Gia's life ... but you better know who they are because he doesn't identify any of them. It's completely raw footage mixed in with a montage of photos and long, long clips from an interview Gia did. Even the opening credits are terrible. He stayed on the first photo of Gia for so long that I thought the DVD was broken. There are occasional stabs at a soundtrack. I'm sure any kid could put together a more professional tribute on YouTube. It's a sad, sad story, and again, I'm sure the director did his best, but this isn't something that should qualify as a film. Stick to the book or the Angelina Jolie movie.


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