The Gucci Family Has Slammed The ‘Extremely Painful’ Portrayal In House of Gucci

You could say they're not that impressed...


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Since House of Gucci premiered in cinemas, it’s been getting a whole lot of mixed reactions. Some loved it, while others said it was completely not worth the wait. As it turns out, the heir of Aldo Gucci (played by Al Pacino in the film), who was chairman of the Gucci fashion house for over 30 years, is not a fan of the movie – or the portrayal of the Gucci family in particular.

According to Variety, a statement was released which read: “The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci – president of the company for 30 years – and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them.”

Before adding that the movie has “a tone and an attitude to the protagonists of the well-known events that never belonged to them.”

“This is extremely painful from a human point of view,” the statement continued, “And an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today.”


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The movie, which is a tragic, true-crime flick, follows husband and wife, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) and Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) as they turn victim and murder a couple of years following their split. It turns out that Patrizia Reggiani organised a hitman to kill her 46-year-old ex-husband and Gucci heir in his Milan office, giving her the nickname the ‘Black Widow’.

Patrizia Reggiani, who was played by Lady Gaga in the film, also took the time to criticise Lady Gaga’s role.

During an interview with the Italian website ANSA, she shared: “I am rather annoyed at the fact that Lady Gaga is playing me in the new Ridley Scott film without having had the consideration and sensibility to come and meet me.”

Before adding: “It is not an economic question. I won’t get a cent from the film. It is a question of good sense and respect.”


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Lady Gaga recently responded to these comments, saying: “I only felt that I could truly do this story justice if I approached it with the eye of a curious woman who was interested in possessing a journalistic spirit so that I could read between the lines of what was happening in the film’s scenes,” she explained to Vogue.

“Meaning that nobody was going to tell me who Patrizia Gucci was. Not even Patrizia Gucci.”


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