The next installment of Ryan Murphy‘s award-winning American Crime Story anthology will focus on the famed fashion designer’s murder, but D’Amico, Versace’s partner of 15 years, insists that the pivotal scene was “fictionalized.”
D’Amico says that in the moment he “felt as if [his] blood had turned to ice.” He also recalls that he saw “Gianni lying on the steps, with blood around him. At that point, everything went dark. I was pulled away; I didn’t see any more.”
On that day in July, Versace was shot dead in front of his Miami Beach home by Andrew Cunanan, a 27-year-old man who had killed at least four other people within a three-month period. It was believed to be a crime inspired by jealousy; Versace was everything Cunanan wanted to be.
Another thing American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace gets wrong? The way Versace wanted his sexuality to be perceived. D’Amico says that despite reports that the series will depict Versace trying to hide the fact that he was gay, the designer was very open.
Although he wasn’t consulted and he has no desire to watch the season, he says he would like to sit down and have a chat with Martin to tell him about the “small things” about their relationship. One of those small things was that “Gianni was so ordered and focused at work, but in his private life, everything was disorganized.”