Aldo Gucci’s heirs, who were chairman of Gucci Fashion House from 1953 to 1986 issued a statement stating that they are now “a bit disconcerted” about what they claim is their inaccurate portrayal in Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” film.
“The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci — president of the company for 30 years [played by Al Pacino in the film] — and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them,”The statement was as follows:
The pic Attributes “a tone and and an attitude to the protagonists of the well-known events that never belonged to them.”
“This is extremely painful from a human point of view and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today,”It was noted.
The statement — first published by Italian news agency ANSA, of which Variety has a copy — goes on to blast how Milanese socialite Patrizia Reggiani (played by Lady Gaga in the film), who was convicted in 1998 of facilitating the murder of Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver), “is portrayed not just in the film, but also in statements from cast members, as a victim trying to survive in a male and male chauvinist corporate culture.”
“This couldn’t be further from the truth,”According to the statement, Gucci has been a family business for 70 years. “an inclusive company,”It asserts.
The film was actually made during the 1980s. “there were several women who held top positions”The statement stated that Gucci had no issue with family members.
“Gucci is a family that lives honoring the work of its ancestors, whose memory does not deserve to be disturbed to stage a spectacle that is untrue and which does not do justice to its protagonists,”The statement concluded with the following: “the members of the Gucci family reserve the right to take action to protect the name, image and dignity of themselves and their loved ones.”
Despite the tone of the statement, no legal action is being taken at this time by the Gucci family against Scott’s Scott Free shingle and Warner Bros., according to an inside source.
Scott, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today show last week, dismissed previous criticism made to the Associated Press by Patrizia Gucci, who while speaking on behalf of the family, had accused the director of “stealing the identity of a family to make a profit.”
“I don’t engage with that,”Scott spoke to BBC Radio. “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.”
The complete statement is available below, in Italian.
The Gucci clan takes note of this film’s release “House of Gucci”With some bewilderment Despite the claim that the work wants to tell the story, “true story”Fears and the family The trailers and interviews that have been released so far confirm the following: The film will feature one. This is a story that is far from truthful.
Before describing Aldo Guicci, the production team did not consult his heirs. – president of the company for 30 years – and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, They are ignorant and insensitive about the world around them. The protagonists attribute these notes. They are not entitled to certain events, tones or attitudes. This is extremely distressing It is a point of view from a human standpoint and an insult to what the brand has built over the years.
The reconstruction that is mystifying at the edge of paradox is even more censurable If you want to suggest indulgent tones to a woman, it is best to be clear. The conviction of being the instigator of the murder Maurizio Gicci is not painted It is not only in the movie, but also in statements by the cast members that the victim is mentioned. I was trying to survive in a masculine, macho corporate culture.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. In the 70 years of history, Gucci was a family company, but it was inclusive. It was actually in the 1980s. – the historical context in which the film is set – women were in different Top positions: They included everyone, whether they were family members or not.e president of Gucci America, the Head of Global PR & Communication, and a member of the Gucci America’s board of directors.
Gucci is a family that honors the legacy of its ancestors. Does not deserve to be made a film about something that isn’t true.The protagonists are not treated with justice.
Gucci family members reserve all rights to the protection of name, image, and They respect the dignity of their loved ones.