The debate over the authenticity of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” intensified Wednesday with dueling statements from the display’s government manufacturer, Ryan Murphy, and the Versace style space.
The 2nd season of the FX true crime anthology sequence explores the homicide of favor fashion designer Versace (performed via Édgar Ramírez) via serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). It’s in accordance with Maureen Orth’s 1999 ebook in regards to the case, Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History.
On Monday, the Verace circle of relatives launched a commentary distancing themselves from the sequence, pronouncing it had “neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever” within the display, calling it “a work of fiction.”
Murphy, in flip, rebutted the ones remarks Tuesday. In spite of the fad space’s claims, the “Glee” and “American Horror Story” manufacturer advised EW his newest challenge is “a work of non-fiction obviously with docudrama elements.”
Interestingly, Murphy claimed that Donatella Versace, who took over the Versace label after her brother’s 1997 dying, had not too long ago been in touch with Penelope Cruz, who portrays her within the sequence.
“After I offered the role to Penelope, she said, ‘OK, I’m interested, but I’m friends with Donatella and I’m not going to do it unless Donatella is cool with it.’ So she called Donatella,” he stated, noting that the fashion designer had despatched Cruz a bouquet of flora previous to the Golden Globes.
Donatella, Murphy defined, is portrayed at the display “in a true feminist light as a feminist hero.”
By Wednesday, the Versace circle of relatives had fired again at Murphy and the “American Crime Story” workforce yet again.
“The company producing the series claims it is relying on a book by Maureen Orth, but the Orth book itself is full of gossip and speculation,” the circle of relatives wrote in a 2nd commentary to EW and The Hollywood Reporter. Orth, who has labored for Vanity Fair since 1988, “never received any information from the Versace family” and as a substitute introduced “second-hand hearsay that is full of contradictions” to create a “lurid” and “sensational” tale.
“Gianni Versace was a brave and honest man, who engaged in humanitarian work for the benefit of others,” the commentary persisted. “Of all the possible portrayals of his life and legacy, it is sad and reprehensible that the producers have chosen to present the distorted and bogus version created by Maureen Orth.”
We’ll simply need to song in when “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” premieres Jan. 17 to pass judgement on for ourselves.