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The Assassination of Gianni Versace Will Be Told In Reverse

August 10, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Ryan Murphy The Assassination of Gianni Versace

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Murphy revealed that the upcoming season of American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, will be told in reverse. Here are highlights:

On homophobia and how it led to Versace’s death: “We’re trying to talk about a crime within a social idea. Versace, who was [Andrew Cunanan’s] last victim, did not have to die. One of the reasons he was able to make his way across the country and pick off these victims, many of whom were gay, was because of homophobia at the time.”

On why he wants to tell the story: “More than why he was killed, I think it was why it was allowed to happen.”

On how the Versace family will feel about the show: “The Versaces will like some of what they see and some of it they will be uncomfortable with.”

On why they didn’t use the word “murder” in the title: “I think the word assassination has a political overtone. It denotes someone who’s taken a life to prove a point. And I think that’s what Andrew Cunanan did.”