“Die and born again, die and born again. It’s the story of my life”-Donatella Versace
Lifetime has done it again and made a dramatization of another icon’s life. This time is the one and only Donatella Versace. This past weekend Lifetime featured the life of this fashion icon of her rise in the House of Versace after her brother untimely death. House of Versace aired October 5 on Lifetime and told the story of her own struggle with her brother’s death and personal addictions. The trailer that has been shown over the past few days leading up to this movie has been intriguing to see how they detail her life in only two hours.
Gina Gershon was given the honor to portray Mrs. Versace in this Lifetime movie. Gershon went into detail about how she had to transform her own body shape and facial ticks to become Mrs. Versace. This isn’t the first time Gershon has portrayed a version of Donatella. In the sitcom Ugly Betty her character Fabia was based on Donatella.
It is a known fact that Donatella Versace is not at all happy with this dramatization of her life. She states that this is unauthorized and has no true merit of her life and her family. I am very curious to see how Lifetime puts their own spin on this tale of the one and only Donatella Versace.