- 2 hr
Born to an Italian-American family in Philadelphia, Gia Carangi (played by Angelina Jolie) moves to Manhattan and becomes a part of the fashion scene. Her ravishing beauty and outrageous rebellious streak make her an original. Quickly ascending the ranks, she becomes perhaps the world's first supermodel. Magazine editors, photographers, and fashion brands all clamor to work with her. She becomes a darling of famed agent Wilhelmina Cooper and frequents the hottest nightclubs of the day, including Studio 54. For Gia, though, life is about more than fashion shoots and money. Her isolation from her family, combined with some troubling interpersonal relationships, serves as the catalyst for her escalating anxiety. Everyone around her is so blinded by her physical beauty that they can't see how troubled Gia has become. Against the backdrop of the swinging Manhattan fashion scene of the late seventies and early eighties, Gia chronicles the life of a woman whose beauty and personal turmoil captivated everyone she met.