Aldo Gucci, who rose from the owner of a small business in Florence to the king of a luxury empire in 30 years, is portrayed in the film as a “small, overweight petty criminal”. He was “tall, slim and with blue eyes”. “He was the epitome of elegance and was admired by royalty, heads of state and legendary Hollywood stars,” wrote Patricia Gucci on Facebook.
The 58-year-old who lives in Switzerland criticized, among other things, the choice of Al Pacino for the role of her father. Pacino is known for his roles as a gangster, which had a negative impact on the image of Italians abroad. The script of the film is also based on a book by an author who never met her father.
“He is no longer there to defend himself”
“Aldo Gucci earned the respect of everyone who worked with him. Many people owe their careers to him. He’s no longer there to defend himself against this obvious denigration, ”wrote Patricia Gucci, who in 2016 published a memoir book about her family. You have turned down many offers for a film adaptation. “I was afraid that real events would be skewed for profit,” wrote Gucci.
The film Ridley Scotts is based on the book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor and Greed” by Sara Gay Forden. Adam Driver plays Maurizio Gucci, a cousin of Patricia Gucci. Lady Gaga slips into the role of Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, who was given the name “Black Widow” after his murder in 1995.
Patrizia Reggiani was sentenced to 29 years in prison for the murder of her ex-husband. The sentence was finally shortened to 26 years, but in 2016 she was released after 18 years for good conduct.