Gucci Girls, Against the Movie: Insult our family name and brand
Allegra and Alessandra Gucci have broken their silence and expressed their anger at the release of "House of Gucci", the film which deals with the fatal murder of their father by a contract killer hired by their mother, Patrizia Reggiani.
Their statement follows accusations made by other members of the family heirs, who have criticized the film, "The house of Gucci", saying that this film is an insult to the family and the Gucci brand.
In the House of Gucci, Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of the murder of her ex-husband, fashion heiress Maurizio Gucci, in 1995. In a statement published by the Italian news agency ANSA, the family said they were portrayed as "ignorant" in the film, where Adam Driver plays Maurizio Gucci alongside Jared Leto and Al Pacino as other family members.
"The Gucci family reserves the right to take any initiative to protect the name and image of themselves and their loved ones," the statement said.
They added that Aldo Gucci (played by Pacino), who was the chairman of the company from 1953 to 1986, and other relatives were portrayed as "thugs" and insensitive to the world around them, attributing to the protagonists and events a tons and an attitude that never belonged to him.
"This is extremely painful from a human point of view and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today."
"We are really disappointed," said Patrizia Gucci, one of Maurizio's second-generation cousins.
"They are stealing the identity of a family with a name, to increase the income of the Hollywood system jonë Our family has an identity, independence. "We can talk about everything, but there is a limit that can not be stopped," Patrizia told the Associated Press.
The film, which has received mixed reviews from critics, premiered in the UK earlier this month and will be screened in Italy on 16 December.
This film is based on the 2001 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor and Greed by Sara Gay Forden.