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.
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.