He doesn't acknowledge that the family might be upset to see Versace's murder play out for the entertainment of TV viewers, but he does want to clear up that the series is ultimately more about Cunanan than Versace, despite the title.
In September during Milan Fashion Week, Donatella Versace dedicated the spring '18 Versace show - complete with a supermodel reunion - to her late brother Gianni, the founder and original designer of the the family's namesake label. As with The People vs. O.J. Simpson, those people are being brought to life by some rather well-known actors: Versace himself is Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss has Andrew Cunanan, and Ricky Martin is Antonio D'Amico. Maybe it'll be made quite obvious why the production chose that word rather than the more pedestrian murder.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres on FX Wednesday, January 17, at 10 p.m. ET.
Orth suggests in her book that the lackluster investigation into Cunanan's murders stemmed at least in part from the fact that the victims were gay.
Storming on three quarters of the way in as Donatella Versace - Gianni's beloved sister and heir - Penélope Cruz adds to the excess with a performance as filthily ridiculous as her dirty blonde wig.
At least some filming took place in Versace's Miami home, which is today a boutique hotel where rooms can cost in excess of $1,000 a night.
"They're the most generous, kind people".