Ridley Scott dismisses criticism of “House of Gucci” family

by Ridley Scott Gucci House is an interesting proposition, since no one seems to be able to decide if he has a better chance of coming home with an armful of Oscars or Golden Raspberries.

The lavish biographical drama has divided opinion halfway since it was first screened for critics, and social media has had a busy day with Lady Gaga’s attempts to explain how impressed Italians were with her accent, even though he was criticized by co-star Salma Hayek’s dialect trainer, who thinks the singer looks more like a Russian than Patrizia Reggiani.

Speaking of the socialite, she was scathing in her criticisms of Gucci House, blaming Scott for portraying his extended family in such an unflattering light. Never one to mince words, the filmmaker offered his take on his opinion in an interview with the BBC Today spectacle.

“I’m not committing to that. You have to remember that one Gucci was murdered and another went to jail for tax evasion, so you can’t talk to me about making a profit. As soon as you do this, you are in the public domain.

You can’t really dispute its logic, because it’s not like the family is perfectly clean. Gucci House arrives at theaters on Wednesday, where it could see a nice little boost in box office revenue if curious audiences heed the social media buzz swirling around the project to check out for themselves what it is.

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