Playwright Michael Cristofer (The Shadow Box
) turned filmamker with this sizzling made-for-cable biopic that takes an unflattering look at the fashion industry.
After arriving in New York City from Philadelphia, Gia Carangi (Angelina Jolie) is discovered by a photographer while she is shopping. During her first photo shoot, she models both clothed and nude, and becomes friendly with photographer's assistant Linda (Elizabeth Mitchell). They have a tryst at Gia's apartment, but Linda leaves feeling troubled about the experience. Gia's career skyrockets, as a result of her renegade attitude and look, but she quickly develops a dependency on cocaine. After vis...