American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

If you’re a person with a Netflix account - you probably binged “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ”. I did too, and I was obsessed. I watched the entire series in one day over Thanksgiving break.

American Crime Story is back with a new season - following the Assassination of Gianni Versace. This series stars Edgar Ramirez as the late fashion designer Gianni Versace, Darren Criss as his murderer Andrew Cunanan, and Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this story - Andrew Cunanan was a gay man who murdered 5 men, most famously Gianni Versace. The series follows Cunanan, his relationships with the people he murdered, and how though Cunanan was under the police’s nose, he wasn't caught until he committed suicide shortly after he murdered Versace.

I was interested in the series - mostly because of my love of Darren Criss, but also because I tend to love shows like this. The series explores a lot about homosexuality and homophobia in the 90s - even how the police may have dropped the ball due to the fact that Cunanan was targeting homosexual men.

The cinematography, storytelling, and overall aesthetic of the show is phenomenal. The show tests its boundaries - it makes you uncomfortable. The latest episode entitled Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, brought me to tears on multiple occasions.

I tell everyone to watch this show. Not just for my support of Darren - but because it is a case most don’t know much about it, and the hour-long episodes capture your attention.

 

 

Catch the show Wednesdays @ 10pm on FX! Or binge it when it comes out on Netflix.