Gia tells the true story of Gia Carangi, a lesbian supermodel who got addicted to heroin, and contracted AIDS from a shared needle. Gia died at the age of 26, and Angelina was all of 22 years old when she made the film. Angelina ended up winning a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance, and the film won an Emmy for the best made-for-television film.
HBO's most heavily hyped original movie since the similarly underwhelming The Josephine Baker StoryGia tells the real-life story of Gia Carangi, a supermodel who embodied so many '80s excesses—drugs, promiscuity, androgyny, and, of course, being a supermodel—that it was perhaps inevitable that she would suffer a horrifying downfall. Carangi arrived in New York in the late '70s as a brash, vaguely punk, lesbian teenager, and proceeded to become one of the top fashion models in the business. But she remained, as illustrated in Giaa surly, rebellious kid, a hellion so wild and nonconformist that at one point in the film, she actually opens a can of Tab with a switchblade.
It's late '70s New York. Studio 54, designer jeans, drugs and disco. One girl is living life in the fast lane.
The nearly deserted except for an occasional derelict warehouse district of old L. She is startlingly beautiful. For the fashion layout shoot scene in the alley!
It's a movie set, as Angelina Jolie, playing the troubled, heroin-addicted supermodel Gia Carangi in the HBO film ''Gia,'' sits on the floor in front of a roll of seamless paper. Edmond Genest, deep into the character of the photographer Francesco Scavullo, surrounded by the lights and black umbrellas of his trade, peers through the camera lens. They're recreating what turned out to be Gia's last Cosmopolitan magazine cover, as the model, bloated from methadone treatments and stuffed into a strapless Fabrice party dress, struggled to regain her standing in the fashion industry.
Sign in. Watch now. Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her month stay at a mental hospital in the late s.
Gia is a biographical drama directed by Michael Cristofer. And for a beautiful woman, one slip could lead to an untimely and terrifying downfall. Tags: Angelina Jolie Elizabeth Mitchell.
Was Gia Carangi always a Lesbian? I am wondering if Gia was ever a Bi-Sexual, did she ever have a man in her life that was more than a friend or was she a Lesbian from day one? Signaler un abus.
But, hang on. Did you catch the name in the middle there: Gia Carangi? Younger readers, unless they have seen the eponymous film Gia in which Angelina Jolie played Carangi, may need some introduction to the woman who was once called "the world's first supermodel" and "the hottest cover girl" of the late Seventies and early Eighties.