The second season of incredible American Crime Story with the title The Assassination of Gianni Versace was just put on Netflix. Exactly a year after its official release date just like the season before.
To be fair I haven’t heard about it until the Golden Globes 2019 and its great success. I wasn’t familiar with the spectacular cast of the show and once I found out I just had to watch it.
Judging by the theme of my blog you must have realized I’m into fashion, tv shows, and true crime stories. To have a tv show combining the 3 is a blessing for me. Getting to watch a true story of Versace and his murderer was so exciting for me and I got in with high hopes.
I expected to learn more about the great big Gianni Versace but in the end, I got much more.
The whole show focuses mainly on serial killer Andrew Cunanan and introduces us to all of his victims. The show is definitely not for a light nature.
We get to see the tragic background of the murderer. We’re confronted with Andrews’s horrible site at the beginning of the show.
First, we see his horrible actions and then we get to know the man behind them.
That way by the time you’re done with the show you’re left sympathizing with Andrew. You’re left with the image of a poor gay kid with a traumatic childhood and big dreams of a better life. Getting raped by his lying father, sick mother, an incredible amount of pressure put on him, so many lies poor kid got lost in turned him into a serial killer. We get to see the birth of a pathological liar, manipulator, and sadist portrayed perfectly by Darren Criss.
Once again I’m discussed by my interest in serial killers and most importantly serial killers that are played by hot actors.
Why do they have to bring humanity to a monster?
Why are those actions suddenly justified by twisted reasoning?
I’m a hopeless sucker for a true crime story and there is no surprise I just loved the Versace story even though Versace was just one simple part of the big story.
It was still so fascinating to see the life of Versace and to get to know him a little bit better.
Hands down to the casting.
Penelope Cruz playing Donatella Versace was everything to me. Such an emotional performance and omg those dresses, those interior designs, those stories.
This is the show with the most fashionably pleasing details I have ever seen. Sure I’m into a bit tacky, fancy luxurious features, and therefore seeing Versace’s mansion was a gift to me.
The true VERSACE shows the most in my favorite first episode and I was not surprised to find out it was my boy Ryan Murphy directing that one.
I didn’t expect such a dark and real topic hanging over the whole show.
What it truly means being gay.
Gay and rich. Gay and poor.
It was so heartbreaking to see each character’s story. Shocked to my very core with the cruelty people are capable of because of sexual orientation. Makes zero sense to me yet it’s terribly real.
I highly appreciate that majority of the actors in this show are homosexuals. It brings hope that being gay doesn’t mean shame anymore.
Honestly, I can’t imagine what it must have been like for gay people back then. The show portrayed the horrible image of suffering for your orientation I hope humanity never ever allows again.
I must admit I cried during Versace’s funeral. It was chilling. I could actually feel Antonio D’Amicos’s pain – playing by Ricky Martin. Also, I’d like to praise my American Horror Story boys Cody Fern and Finn Wittrock for their stunning play.
The holy trio of Darren Criss, Cody Fern, and Finn Wittrock is something I never thought my poor heart I needed. And then they were all dead.
By the nine episodes I finished in one Saturday sitting I was so overwhelmed with information my head actually hurt.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace was an incredibly thrilling story I feel so strongly about. Thankfully it’s on Netflix now and therefore become more accessible.