Movie: The Life of Gia Marie Carangi
A friend of mine suggests that I watch the story of Gia Marie Carangi, she’s an American Supermodel during the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. She said her story (Gia Marie Carangi) is a little bit disturbing but something that one should watch. And I though hey, why the hell not!
I was expecting something like Selena’s story, but nope, is a whole different one, I can’t say it’s disturbing, more like normal, something some of us might experience, or is actually experiencing, a broken family the feeling of being left out and all those sad sorts.
Anyway, I got too hooked on her story, or maybe because Angelina Jolie played Gia, or maybe because it is something I can relate, though my family is still intact, I have a good life, there where ups and down, low times and high times but my family in always there to support me. I am not telling I have a perfect one, all in all we are one normal family. (hmm what is normal?)
Going back to Gia, from Philadelphia she move to New York where she started her career at the age of 16 or 17 and during her time she was a favorite amongst photographers, magazines and well known fashion brands, her fame is something immeasurable.
Behind her fame lies a sad, sad girl. “She was like a puppy. She was like... love me, love me, love me, love me... and I did. I Did. I did right away. She was my lover. The only person I really loved.” -Sandy Linter, makeup assistant and Gia’s lover, although theirs is unstable.
Here are some of my Favorite Quotes from Gia Marie Carangi.
"Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I've walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it, and above."
"I could learn photography. That could be something to want. I could photograph children. I could have my own children. I would give them yellow roses. And if they got too loud, I would just put them some place quiet. Put them in the oven. And I would kiss them every day, and tell them you don't have to be anybody, because I would know that being somebody doesn't make you anybody anyway."
"You know what I think? I think there's a reason for everything. And I think that there's a plan for everyone. And I think that God has a big plan for me. Just not in this life."
Francesco: I know, I know. Life is so disappointing. Here you are. You have arrived. You are here. This is your moment. What do you have? You have pain. You have everything. What do you have? You have nothing. Everything is right, or everything is wrong. It's disappointing, it's confusing. This is life. What can we do?
Gia Carangi: People keep going away from me, that hurts.
Francesco: Work. You have a gift, use it. Life, life will be there later. When you have worked, and you have lived, and you know who you are, life is easy. Work. It's the only answer I know.
Gia Carangi: I should have been a rock star. But I can't sing.
Francesco: Work now. You'll live later, hm?
Gia Carangi: Hmm, hmm. You'd say anything to get that shot.
Francesco: Hmm, yeah. In this case I am saying the truth.
And my favorite?
...heaven on Earth
far in between
You should really watch GIA. Then share me your feelings, cause mine? I cant explain it, GIA is really something.