Recently, the real Gucci family is “a bit disconcerted” with how they’re portrayed in the highly-anticipated film House of Gucci starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver.
In a statement published by ANSA, the fashion dynasty blasted the “true story” because “the film carries a narrative that is far from accurate.”
It confirmed fears the Italian family raised about the trailer and interviews promoting the buzzy flick.
“The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci (played by Al Pacino) – president of the company for 30 years – and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them, attributing to the protagonists, events, a tone and an attitude that never belonged to them,” the family statement said.
“This is extremely painful from a human point of view and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today,” it said.
The family also objected to the film’s “indulgent tone” toward Lady Gaga’s character, Milanese socialite Patrizia Reggiani (known as the “Black Widow” in Italy).
According to NPR, Lady Gaga said her heart goes out to the family when asked about the criticism.
“This must be extremely painful to watch it. A true-life story come through in what is essentially our version of what we believe to be the truth and Ridley’s version of the story,” she said.
Lady Gaga defended herself and said that she did her best to make it “a story about women and survival”.
#ICYMI, the highly-anticipated film, which chronicles Reggiani’s scheme to kill her husband Maurizio Gucci (grandson of the company’s founder Guccio Gucci) is based on Sara Gay Forden’s book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed.
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