House of Gucci‘ was one of the most hyped films in the post-pandemic era. With Lady Gaga’s psychopathic characterization to the intensity of sex scenes between Adam Driver and her character, the film seemed to have it all.

The film is currently opening with mixed reviews from both critics and fans. While some like it, others hate it. One of the biggest haters of this film are the members of the Gucci family the ancestors of whom the film is depicting.

The heirs of Aldo Gucci are of the opinion that the members of the famous family are represented in a bad light. Not only are the characters misrepresented, they told Variety, but that the film gives them “a tone and an attitude to the protagonists of the well-known events that never belonged to them.”

The statement said that the professionals producing and writing the film did not consult with the Gucci family while developing the project. They also say that the Gucci family’s ancestors are honored within the family, and that the film goes against that.

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. 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 members of the Gucci family reserve the right to take action to protect the name, image and dignity of themselves and their loved ones.

Patrizia Gucci has before accused Ridley Scott of stealing her identity and monetizing it. However, Scott is of the opinion that as soon as a crime is committed, the whole affair becomes part of the public domain.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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