‘House of Gucci’ Has Reportedly Upset the Guccis

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As it turns out, the recently released House of Gucci has upset one family more than any other: The Guccis.

The Ridley Scott feature film, which focuses primarily on Patrizia Reggiani (portrayed by Lady Gaga) and her marriage to Gucci empire heir Maurizio Gucci (portrayed by Adam Driver), has caused quite a stir for many reasons. The film has been widely discussed on social media for its outfits and Gaga's accent throughout, prompting some to question if it's truly Italian or perhaps an amalgamation of some other ethnicities.

Outside of those conversation topics, the film's latest drama pertains to how it was received by those closest to or within the Gucci family. This week, a report in the New York Times noted that the descendants of Aldo Gucci, one of the three sons of Guccio, and the man who created the Gucci fashion empire we know today, issued a contentious statement on Scott's work.

"Although the film claims to tell the 'true story' of the family, the narrative is anything but accurate, depicting Aldo Gucci — president of the company for 30 years — and other members of the Gucci family who were the protagonists of well-documented events, as hooligans, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them," they wrote, adding: "Even more censurable is the baffling reconstruction of events that advocate leniency toward a woman who was definitively convicted as the instigator of Maurizio Gucci's murder. To see her portrayed as a victim — not only in the film but also in statements by the cast — who is trying to survive in a male-dominated corporate culture, is an injustice and could not be further from the truth."

Despite the pushback, it's likely the remarks will have no bearing on Scott. He's previously spoken out against critics of the film and the Gucci family members — including the real Patrizia — and said he doesn't "engage with that."

"You have to remember that one Gucci was murdered and another went to jail for tax evasion, so you can't be talking to me about making a profit. As soon as you do that, you become part of the public domain," he said.

Tags: celebrity, Fashion, trend, movies

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Rose Low

Rose Low is a writer based in New York, with a background in social media strategy and reporting. She has a Masters from NYU and a love for romantic comedies. See Full Bio

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