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The Man Who Would Be Vogue 

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The murder of Gianni Versace turns the eyes of the world onto Miami Beach.

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Ryan Murphy

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Tom Rob Smith, Tom Rob Smith (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Ramírez ... Gianni Versace (as Edgar Ramirez)
Darren Criss ... Andrew Cunanan
Ricky Martin ... Antonio D'Amico
Penélope Cruz ... Donatella Versace (as Penelope Cruz)
Dascha Polanco ... Detective Lori Wieder
Will Chase ... Detective Paul Scrimshaw
Jay R. Ferguson ... FBI Agent Keith Evans
José Zúñiga ... Detective George Navarro (as Jose Zuniga)
Christine Horn ... FBI Agent Talarah Gruber
Max Greenfield ... Ronnie
Joe Adler ... Jerome
Annaleigh Ashford ... Elizabeth Cote
Giovanni Cirfiera ... Santo Versace
Vincenzo Amato ... Versace Spokesman
Cathy Moriarty ... Vivian Oliva
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San Francisco, 1990. Gianni Versace enjoys ultimate VIP status and is approached by divine-looking mythomaniac Andrew Cunanan, whose claim to be a Como lake acquaintance of Italian descent gets him access to a gay VIP club lounge and an opera invitation and the master's blessing for his novelist ambition. in his grand beach mansion.\On the morning of July 15, 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot and killed outside his Miami Beach mansion by wanted spree killer Andrew Cunanan. Seven years earlier, he shoots and fatally wounds Gianni in his grand Miamia beach mansion, fleeing Versace's gay life partner Antonio D'Amico. As FBI and local police start to investigate, Versace's sister Donatella and brother Santo plan the future of the decapitated business empire, opting out of going public. Cunanan purchases newspapers covering Versace's death with a remorseless expression. Written by KGF Vissers

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

17 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Contemporary Costumes and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. See more »

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By 1990 the Medusa logo, which origins Versace explains to Andrew after the opera hadn't yet been introduced. It was launched in 1993. See more »

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Gianni Versace: To me, family is everything.
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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
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Written by Michael Cleveland
Performed by Indeep
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Excellent historical adaptation of the murder of Gianni Versace and the hunt for his serial killer, Andrew Cunanan
19 January 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

A perfect 10 for 10! This was not only great casting by the film producers in selecting versatile actor Edgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace and his serial killer Andrew Cunanan, played by TV star of Glee (2010-2015) fame, Darren Criss, but all the other key people in Gianni Versace's life. Versace's partner Antonio D'Amico, played by singing sensation Ricky Martin, and Versace's sister Donatella Versace, played by Penélope Cruz, provided the audience with how real and how tragic this crime really was.

Gianni Versace loved living in Miami and he also loved being able to walk down the street to his favorite local cafe to drink coffee and read the newspaper, and when he felt like it talk to the locals. As a designer of fine clothes and a fashion legend, Gianni was at the top of his game.

Even the police and FBI agents assigned to the case were all selected for this mini series for their specific parts with obvious care. If I compare this mini series to some of the crappy character selections such as in the current TV series S.W.A.T., or Criminal Minds, where everyone of the starring roles is provided to an attractive under 35 actor/actress, these shows rely on eye candy and not on content.

Actor Edgar Ramírez is a true chameleon who shows in this mini series how superb a character actor he actually is who dives deep into the great role of Gianni Versace, playing the designer with both elegance and display for the love of the people that surrounded him continuously. Darren Criss who plays the serial killer Andrew Cunanan, was blessed with good looks and an ability to lie his way "in and out" of any situation as he so chose.

These men have lived two lives that could not be anymore different. Their sexuality is what they have in common. One man, Versace is world renowned, a gifted fashion designer and is loved by everyone. The other man Cunanan, had humble beginnings but desired to live a rich and privileged lifestyle without having to work for anything.

The senseless point blank and intentional targeted murder of Gianni Versace by Andrew Cunanan, initiated an international media frenzy, and one of the largest police investigations in the U.S. to make an arrest before serial killer Andrew Cunanan could/would kill again.

This mini-series provides its audience with a significant historical adaptation of the events leading up to Versace's murder and the events leading up to the eventual capture of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The screenplay is excellent, the story which as any good historical series should be able to do seamlessly flips between past and present situations that occurred. I cannot say enough about the entire cast who deliver their parts with a realism seldom seen which portrays the real life characters they are portraying.

Kudos to the entire production company, the screenwriters, the various directors who sewed the scenes together, and the actors/actresses who dived into their individual roles with a heart felt love for the real life people they were paid to portray. I cannot wait until this mini-series is released as a Blu Ray special edition.

A perfect 10 for 10!


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