Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” has received criticism from the real Gucci family, causing the director to defend his work. Based on a novel of the same name by Sara Gay Forden, its realization into film was bound to get people talking.
Patrizia Reggiani, played by Lady Gaga, has already voiced her disdain for Gaga’s performance. She was upset the actress hadn’t consulted with her before portraying her life story.
Gaga admitted that she would not let anyone tell her who Patrizia was, not even Patrizia herself. Leo DiCaprio might disagree with this strategy, but to each their own. Scott shared a similar blasé attitude towards the family’s reaction to the movie.
“House of Gucci” explains how Patrizia Reggiani integrated herself among the Gucci family and the ends she goes to maintain power over the brand.
The most recent critique comes from a cousin of Maurizio Gucci. He claims that the filmmaker was only looking to profit from the family’s name. Scott was quick to fire back on “BBC Radio 4’s Today”:
I don’t engage with that. You have to remember one Gucci was murdered and another went to jail for tax evasion so you can’t talk to me about making a profit. And as soon as you do that you become public domain.Ridley Scott
It’s definitely not the most flattering depiction of familial ties, and the family critique succeeds in creating buzz around the film. Something Ridley Scott should be excited about after the flop of “The Last Duel.”
We will have to decide who is greedier between Reggiani and Scott when “House of Gucci” premieres on November 24, 2021.