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Controversial drama about Gianni Versace murder hits the small screen

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” is the second edition of a crime story franchise whose first iteration won rave reviews and a bevy of awards for revisiting the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial.

The latest nine-episode series begins airing on television network FX late Wednesday, before being released on demand in Europe later this week. Like “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” which won two Golden Globes and nine Emmy Awards, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is a 1990s celebrity crime story, uniting fame and wealth with the darker underbelly of human nature.

Like “The People,” which spun a larger narrative of racial tension between black and white Americans, “The Assassination” paints a wider portrait of gay life in America in the 1990s, prejudice, hostility and bigotry.

Versace is played by Venezuelan heartthrob Edgar Ramirez, Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz is Donatella — the hard-headed sister who took over the label after her

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Supposedly, someone really *did* dip a magazine page in Versace’s blood, just like in "American Crime Story"

In the explosive season premiere of the second season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, American Crime Story, we watched as spree killer Andrew Cunanan (played by Darren Criss) murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace (played by Édgar Ramírez) outside his Miami mansion.

The Assassination of Gianni Versacelargely based on Maureen Orth’s book Vulgar Favors, is a dramatized examination of Cunanan’s months-long murder spree in 1997, leading up to his murder of Versace. The premiere episode, “The Man Who Would Be Vogue,” largely follows the immediate aftermath of Versace’s murder, from his longtime partner Antonio D’Amico (played by Ricky Martin) discovering the shot designer outside the gates of their home and the arrival of Donatella Versace (played by Penelope Cruz) to the public’s reaction to the murder.

But like the best of dramatizations before it, the season of ACS is based on actual events and people, while also adding additional details to serve the purpose of the

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What’s On Tonight: ‘American Crime Story: Versace’ And ‘Corporate’ Premiere

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What’s On Tonight: ‘American Crime Story: Versace’ Premieres

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What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ is a riveting look at a shocking crime

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (10 p.m., FX) – A riveting new miniseries from the creative team behind “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” that looks at the 1997 murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace – but it goes way deeper than just that senseless, shocking act. The story is also an examination of the life of spree killer Andrew Cunanan, who murdered Versace on the steps outside his Miami mansion for unknown reasons after murdering two men in Minneapolis, one man in Chicago and a man in New Jersey. Versace is a relatively small part of the narrative, and not even the most interesting part. The episodes involving the Chicago and Minneapolis murders (the action is presented, for the most part, in reverse chronological order) I found somehow more captivating and heartbreaking than the events that took place in Miami (perhaps because I was

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The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Review: FX’s True Crime Drama Is Addictive And Unsettling

The Assassination of Gianni Versace covers the before, during, and after of Gianni Versace’s murder by spree killer Andrew Cunanan on the steps of Versace’s South Beach residence back in 1997. The case itself is famous and the show doesn’t dance around delivering the ugly deed. While the big death happens relatively early on, Versace’s end is only the starting point for the way the show is telling this story. Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) targets world-renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) at his home, and his death shocks the world. Gianni’s sister Donatella (the magnificent Penelope Cruz) and partner Antonio D’Amico (Ricky Martin) occupy important parts in Versace’s life before and after his death, but they’re not always on the same page.

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American Crime Story’s Versace season is far more about the murderer than the murdered

The most important word in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story isn’t “Versace.” It’s “assassination.” That’s going to throw some people, but I think it’s key to why the new FX miniseries works at all.

Assassination is the follow-up to 2016’s massively acclaimed, heavily viewed The People v. O.J. Simpson, which won nine Emmys and was nominated for even more. It was a smartly conceived look at an event in American history that had been written off as tawdry tabloid fodder, but one that nevertheless spoke to conversations we’re still having in America about race, class, gender, and power. And yet it was also a lot of fun, if you didn’t want to dive any deeper than wondering what the hell John Travolta’s performance was supposed to be about.

Assassination is … not that. It’s a grim tragedy whose structure moves backward

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Versace, killer connection gets spotlight in ‘Assassination’

Beauty is a beast on the new season of “American Crime Story.”

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” captures the final moments of the beloved, internationally known fashion designer (Edgar Ramirez, “Zero Dark Thirty”) at the hands of spree killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss, “Glee”) on July 15, 1997.

It then backtracks in increasingly large arcs of time to show how the two might have crossed paths and what led to that deadly encounter.

Executive producer and director Ryan Murphy relies on “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History,” a book Versace’s family condemns, to spin his story.

The show captures Versace’s sumptuous lifestyle — his Miami Beach home is a gorgeous villa, impeccably decorated, with servants who wait at attention — as well as Versace’s enormous heart, kindness and passion for his work.

Cunanan, on the other hand, was at best a sociopath, who skated on

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Darren Criss finds way into serial killer’s mind in ‘Gianni Versace’ series

There was more to Andrew Cunanan’s story than the murder of Gianni Versace. In “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” viewers get to see what led up to that day. Darren Criss, from “Glee,” plays Cunanan.

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Homicide victims earlier than Versace: Andrew Cunanan’s 1997 spree

The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that culminated in the death of the Italian fashion designer and the killer’s own suicide in 1997

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial

Read more at: https://kaplanherald.com/2018/01/12/homicide-victims-earlier-than-versace-andrew-cunanans-1997-spree/