The Assassination of Gianni Versace

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  1. Gabriel Maxwell

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    If there's a TV series whose launch I'm eagerly awaiting in 2018, it has to be the 2nd season of the Ryan Murphy's anthology series AMERICAN CRIME STORY on FX focusing on the 1997 ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE.



    Not only was the 1st season PEOPLE VS. OJ SIMPSON which aired 2 years ago unexpectedly addictive, but I've always wanted to see the Versace story which I recall following with great interest in the press at the time.

    The 9-episode series which stars Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, Darren Criss as his murderer Andrew Cunanan, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace and Ricky Martin as Versace's boyfriend Antonio D'Amico begins on Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00pm on FX.

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    Any chance that it will be on UK tv at the same time, the way OJ Simpson was?
     
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    Oh I hope so, I love these dramas :) Thanks for the info!
     
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    The Versace family attacked the FX series calling it "a work of fiction". FX responded saying the series is based upon the book Vulgar Favors and they stand by the author and her research. The story has recently been updated with Ryan Murphy's response:

    "“You know, I think they’re in a really interesting, difficult situation,” Murphy said at the show premiere last night. “All I know is this: Donatella sent Penelope Cruz flowers yesterday. They are very close friends.”

    http://www.harpersbazaar.com/cultur...ersace-family-statement-american-crime-story/

    Meanwhile, TV Line says the Versace season is OK, but no OJ:

    http://tvline.com/2018/01/09/americ...-assassination-of-gianni-versace-ryan-murphy/
     
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    If I were Donatella (and looked the way she looks, especially the lips), I´d be flattered and grateful to Penélope for playing her...I wonder anyway if the Versaces are planning to ally with Olivia de Havilland and sink poor Ryan Murphy.

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    Just in time for tomorrow's premiere, Ricky Martin appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show tonight to promote the series.

    Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter has a nice piece regarding the principal point of contention of the Versace family -- the portrayal of Versace as an HIV-positive man, who - allegedly - got very sick at one point, but managed to recover when the new HIV drugs came about in the mid 1990s. The series juxtaposes Versace's thirst for life and a new beginning with the brutal absurdity of his tragic ending.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/l...e-tackles-versaces-alleged-hiv-status-1074870

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