At the point when Patrizia Reggiani Gucci was inquired as to why she employed a hired gunman to kill her ex, Maurizio Gucci, on a spring day in 1995 as opposed to shooting him herself, she answered just “My eyesight is not so good… I didn’t want to miss.”
Presently the notorious executioner is targeting Lady Gaga, who plays her in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, which debuted Tuesday in London. Reggiani, whose legal counselors declined a solicitation for a meeting with her for The Daily Beast dependent on her “mental health,” isn’t content with the star’s depiction.
“I am rather annoyed at the fact that Lady Gaga is playing me without having had the consideration and sensibility to come and meet me,” she told Italian newswire ANSA when the film was shooting in Rome. “It is not an economic question—I won’t get a cent from the film—it is a question of good sense and respect.”
Reggiani, whose monikers run the range from Lady Gucci to the Black Widow, and who once broadly said she would “maybe sob in a Rolls-Royce over be cheerful on a bike,” went through almost 18 years of her 26-year sentence in jail for the homicide of her ex, Maurizio (played by Adam Driver).
Likewise indicted were her sorceress, Pina Auriemma (Salma Hayek), Sicilian hired gunman Benedetto Ceraulo, her ex’s custodian Ivano Savioni, and the escape driver, Orazio Cicala.
At the condemning hearing—when Gucci’s lead shop in Florence showed a bunch of silver binds on which the logo “Gucci” was decorated, as the organization’s just conventional remark—the adjudicator basically said, “Maurizio is dead because of Patrizia’s hatred, Auriemma’s desire to remain a parasite, Savioni’s lust for money, Cicala’s gambling addiction and Ceraulo’s dream to take his daughter out shopping.”
The diverse group is upheld in the movie by Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci, Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci, Jeremy Irons as Rodolfo Gucci, Madalina Ghenea as Sophia Loren, and Reeve Carney as Tom Ford, who planned the $65,000 silver cuffs shown during the preliminary when he was imaginative overseer of the organization.
The film depends on the smash-hit book House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed by writer Sara Gay Forden, who previously talked with Reggiani before Gucci was even killed.
“I was drawn to write the book because of Maurizio,” Forden told The Daily Beast after the film premiere in London on Tuesday evening. “But then as I was writing the book, the character that really kind of drew me in was Patrizia..She was funny and she was witty with a sharp tongue and amazing clip.”
House of Gucci is a bloated & uneven mess that feels like two different movies rolled in one. Every single cast member acts as though they are in a different movie except for Al Pacino, who seems to have understood the assignment and serves as the film’s MVP. #HouseofGucci pic.twitter.com/Y5NvVkNvqI
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) November 9, 2021
She says Lady Gaga portrayed this role with so much grace, “It’s extraordinary, it really captures the arc of this story and it takes an already powerful narrative to a whole other level,” she said. “I thought it was amazing. I thought she would be amazing in the role and she really is. She really dug deep into herself and into the character.”
Entertainment Weekly called it “juicy caviar camp, an absurdly enjoyable Italian soap opera where Bald Jared Leto pisses on a Gucci scarf. It ultimately eases on its gas to a fault, but Lady Gaga’s earnest, ferocious performance completes her evolution from movie star to mighty dramatic actress.”
House of Gucci = juicy caviar camp, an absurdly enjoyable Italian soap opera where Bald Jared Leto pisses on a Gucci scarf. It ultimately eases on its gas to a fault, but Lady Gaga’s earnest, ferocious performance completes her evolution from movie star to mighty dramatic actréss
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) November 9, 2021
In an interview with the Guardian when she was let out of jail, Reggiani boasted about her flexibility which Gaga says she could just depict by not being affected by “others,” including the source of her character. “I think I am a very strong person because I survived all these years in captivity,” she said. “I slept a lot. I took care of my plants. I looked after Bambi, my pet ferret.”
The ferret, which was killed when a detainee sat on him, has been supplanted by an enormous macaw she keeps roosted on her shoulder when she goes out in Milan.
Reggiani, who composed ‘Paradeisos,’ the Greek word for heaven, in her Cartier journal the day her ex was killed, logical has no genuine argument against Gaga or the film. Forden says she never got any kickback whatsoever when her book turned out in 2001. In any case, she isn’t sure Reggiani or her legal advisors will keep calm this time around.
“I think we’ll hear from Patrizia soon enough with regards to what she thinks,” Forden says, however, she says she got no pushback at all from her book from any of the Gucci family or organization. Indeed, Forden accepts that the book and presently the film have given the Gucci brand a way of finding some peace with this somewhat improper snapshot of their set of experiences without saying a word.
“I think we have to be compassionate about the family reaction because this is their personal tragedy and it is a big one,” Forden told The Daily Beast. “But in the end, a brand without a story is just a product.”