Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Michael Cristofer
Production: HBO Video
  Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations.
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120 min

I'm in charge, and I'm leaving.

- Is that the Byrds?

- They're so cool.

Oh, wow.

Ooh, rock my world.

Seventy-five cents?

It's pretty. Pretty.

Very pretty.

Hello, ladies.

Can I have this?

Come on.

- Tattoo? You getting a tattoo now?

- Tattoos. Tattoo you.

No, tattoo you.

- I'm not getting a tattoo.

- Oh, come on. What?

Look at that hair.

It's fabulous.

You want a tattoo now?

She'd be a lot of fun.

Who are you looking at,

him or me?

Oh, I can't talk about the sex.

I mean, how would I know?

If you ask me,

she never really had sex with anybody.

But she did love to be photographed...

and people loved to take pictures of her

and do little things for her.

She hated being photographed.

You had to run after her

and tie her down.

Then you had to get past the clothes

and the stuff in her hair.

But she was special.

Let's go.

Coming, coming.

All right, let's go.

And they showed her

a beautiful house...

on the planet Mars.

And they said,

"Come and live here forever. "

And the young girl said...

"Oh, Mars is a planet

where life's different-

safe, clean and pretty. "

But- But how do you get there?

Where do you find a taxi?

Which bus do you take?

Right? And how do you know

you're there when you're there?

Philadelphia was not ready for this.

But New York was.

It was the right moment...

and being of the moment

is everything in fashion.

But of course,

the more you were of the moment...

the faster you become

of the past.

Okay, let's get this over with.

Just go in there

and try to be nice.

- Nice? Nice.

- Yeah.

Who knows?

Maybe they'll like you.

- You are a very likable girl.

- F*ck you.


I'm here to see Wilhelmina Cooper.

So's the rest of the world and the rest

of the world's way ahead of you, honey.

Take a seat.

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Jay McInerney

John Barrett "Jay" McInerney, Jr. (; born January 13, 1955) is an American novelist. His novels include Bright Lights, Big City, Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, and The Last of the Savages. He edited The Penguin Book of New American Voices, wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film adaptation of Bright Lights, Big City, and co-wrote the screenplay for the television film Gia, which starred Angelina Jolie. He was the wine columnist for House & Garden magazine, and his essays on wine have been collected in Bacchus & Me (2000) and A Hedonist in the Cellar (2006). His most recent novel is titled Bright, Precious Days, published in 2016. From April 2010 he was a wine columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In 2009, he published a book of short stories which spanned his entire career, titled How It Ended, which was named one of the 10 best books of the year by Janet Maslin of The New York Times. more…

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