Gigi Gaston

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Gigi Gaston is an American writer-director who directed her first documentary, The Cream Will Rise, in 1998 about singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins, known for her songs "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" [1] and "As I Lay Me Down." The Cream Will Rise is a documentary that exposes the turbulent and troubling side of singer/songwriter Hawkins's early years, when a confrontation with her mother forced her to come to terms with some of the demons and darker moments of her childhood. Gaston and Hawkins are in a long-term relationship and have a son together, who was born in 2008.

In 2008, Ms. Gaston was involved in directing a documentary about the alleged irregularities[2] in the caucuses that were part of the 2008 Democratic party presidential primaries.

Gaston's great grandfather was William Gaston who was mayor of Boston and then governor of Massachusetts. She was on the US Olympic team for Equestrian Show jumping and a top notch rider as a child. Gigi has also sold several scripts, one to Drew Barrymore and another to Steve Tisch. Her mother is Theodora Lynch Getty, the last wife of J Paul Getty.

Gigi also directed a movie with Nastassja Kinski, Alison Hannigan and Jennifer Esposito called Beyond City Limits, as well as critically acclaimed music video, I Honestly Love You with Olivia Newton-John. [3]

  1. ^ "Selected by VH1.com as one of the top 100 songs of the 90's". sophiebhawkins.com. http://www.sophiebhawkins.com/news.php. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  2. ^ "We Will Not Be Silenced". wewillnotbesilenced2008.com. http://wewillnotbesilenced2008.com/. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Gigi Gaston". imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0309456. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 

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