Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

'American Crime Story' Viewers React to Versace's Murder Scene

'American Crime Story' Viewers React to Versace's Murder Scene

The limited series will cut back and forth between the murder of Gianni Versace in July 1997 and various points in both the designer's life, as well as his killer, Andrew Cunanan's life. Meet the main players below.

The Wednesday night premiere of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story kicked off with a depiction of Gianni Versace's murder, and Twitter had some strong reactions. A few days before the release of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", his family issued a statement.

Many were shocked to learn just how the murder of Versace went down. "Maybe it's the director's poetic license, but that is not how I reacted".

"I can tell you that Andrew Cunanan didn't assassinate Gianni Versace", said Jimenez, "he murdered him and he murdered other people who were husbands and sons, who were loved by their families".

Criss, as well as executive producers Maureen Orth (who wrote the book that inspired the limited series) and Tom Rob Smith share more about American Crime Story: Versace. His motives remain shrouded in mystery. Many new he was shot an killed, but many were unaware the killing was so public.

Cunanan - portrayed by actor Darren Criss - comes across as an enigma, at times brilliant and charming but also narcissistic and violent.

The 1990s were a time when living openly as a gay man was still met with prejudice and bigotry in the United States, 18 years before the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right. The crime took place outside his home in Miami Beach. When I called her on the phone, she was instantly interested because she had never done anything like that.

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