Gucci Family Slams Ridley Scott’s ‘House of Gucci’, Hints Legal Action

  • Ridley Scott has been criticized by the Gucci family in a statement. “House of Gucci.”
  • The statement criticizes filmmakers for not consulting the heirs to the fashion dynasty. 
  • The film, according to the family is an “anonymous” movie. “insult to the legacy”The fashion brand. 

Ridley Scott was described by the Gucci fashion dynasty’s surviving relatives. “House of Gucci”In a long and harsh response to the film’s publication, she described it as insulting and inaccurate. 

In a statement issued on Monday, the heirs of Aldo Gucci – who was chairman of the fashion house from 1953 to 1986 and is portrayed by Al Pacino in Scott’s film — said they were “disconcerted”The film’s inaccuracies and lack of consultation from the filmmakers. 

“The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci – president of the company for 30 years – and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them,”The statement was first published by the ANSA, an Italian news agency.

It was stated that the film is a documentary. “extremely painful from a human point of view”And an “insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today.”

Lady Gaga in a red dotted dress

Lady Gaga in “House of Gucci.”


The statement goes on to specifically criticize the portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani — an Italian socialite who was convicted for hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci and spent 18 years in prison. According to Reggiani’s family, Reggiani is not a criminal. “indulged”The film is as follows: “a victim trying to survive in a male and male chauvinist corporate culture.” 

“This couldn’t be further from the truth,”The statement was read. “Over the course of its 70-year history during which it was a family business, Gucci was an inclusive company.”

According to the statement, cast members have also stated their support for the view. 

In a Recent interview with British Vogue, Lady Gaga — who portrays Patrizia Reggiani in the film — said she did not wish to “glorify somebody that would commit murder”Reggiani was a great performance but she really wanted to be Reggiani. “pay respect to women throughout history who became experts at survival.”

“I hope that women will watch this and remind themselves to think twice about the fact that hurt people hurt people. And it’s dangerous,”She told the magazine. “What happens to somebody when they’re pushed over the edge?”

Al Pacino, Lady Gaga, and Jared Leto standing next to each other

Jared Leto, Lady Gaga and Al Pacino at the New York premiere “House of Gucci.”

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The Gucci family statement ended by suggesting that they could pursue legal action. It stated that the heirs would be the fashion dynasty. “reserve the right to take action to protect the name, image, and dignity of themselves and their loved ones.”

Scott’s biopic isn’t being criticized by the Gucci clan for the first time. Patrizia Guicci had earlier criticized Scott’s biopic. The daughter of Aldo Gucci, was accused by ScottOf “stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system.”

Ridley Scott has repeatedly dismissed the criticism. BBC Radio 4He said earlier this year: “I don’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.”

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