The second season of American Crime Story is finally here, with even more crime than the first.
As with The People v. OJ Simpson, showrunner Ryan Murphy takes viewers through a high-profile crime from the 1990s with The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The first episode of the nine-episode series opens with the famed fashion designer’s murder and icludes emotional breakdowns, a high-stakes police chase and Darren Criss in his underwear.
In other words, this premiere is not to be missed. Here’s what you need to know to catch The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story tonight.
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Producer Ryan Murphy’s award-winning FX series, American Crime Story, is onto another high-profile ’90s crime for Season 2, premiering January 17 on FX.
As the name suggests, The Assassination of Gianni Versace tells the true story of renowned Italian designer Versace (played by Édgar Ramírez), murdered in front of his Miami Beach estate on July 15, 1997. Following his death, his sister, Donatella Versace (Penélope Cruz) took over his fashion empire.
But the title is misleading. The real focus of the show is 27-year-old serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who shot Versace in broad daylight. Cunanan will be played by Darren Criss, best known for playing a lighthearted high school student on Murphy’s Glee. Like Cunanan, Criss is part Filipino, but any similarities—other than boyish good looks—end there.
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The killer was born in National City, California, to a Filipino-American father and an Italian-American mother.
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In the spring and summer of 1997, before everyone used Google to find whatever they wanted, before everyone used Facebook to creep on old crushes, before cell phones were in everyone’s pocket, recording every bit of life around them — before cell phones were cameras that could make phone calls — the nation was gripped by a cross-country manhunt.
The suspect: a serial killer who had struck in Minnesota, Chicago and New Jersey. The motive: unclear; the victims had no apparent connection. The method: bludgeoning, shooting, stabbing — brutal deaths that kept investigators of the FBI and local authorities guessing until clues linked the killings to Andrew Cunanan, a college dropout with no discernible job except cruising gay bars, occasionally selling drugs, and striking up relationships with rich, older men and spending their money.
In May 1997, Cunanan was added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list — certainly a level of
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The latest iteration of FX and Ryan Murphy’s anthology drama “American Crime Story” differs in a dramatic way from its predecessor, “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
This time, we see the murder.
Murphy calls “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” a “manhunt thriller.”
The iconic fashion designer was gunned down in front of his mansion in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood in 1997 by 27-year-old Andrew Cunanan. Described at the time as a “gigolo” by Martha Orth, whose book the series is based on, Cunanan had already been on a killing spree that landed him on the FBI’s most-wanted list.
Since Cunanan would take his own life before authorities were able to arrest him, “ACS” tries to examine why Versace became a target. Murphy insists the term “assassination” is accurate, although some would label Cunanan a psychopath and serial killer.
“’Assassination’ has a political overtone, and I think it denotes somebody who is taking the life of
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — As the only known person to survive an attack by notorious serial killer Angel Resendiz, it seemed natural for Holly K. Dunn to title her book about it 20 years later “Sole Survivor.”
However, the Evansville woman wants others to know they don’t have to feel like sole survivors. They are not alone on their healing journeys, whether it is sexual assault or any traumatic life experience.
“I think anyone who survives sexual assault, you have a feeling of loneliness,” she said.
In the aftermath of her August 1997 assault, Dunn said she felt a sense of aloneness at having been assaulted by someone she had never met.
“Stranger sexual assault is the smallest percentage of sexual assaults. Usually, it is date or acquaintance rape that occurs,”
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As a college student, Holly K. Dunn survived a savage attack by a rail-riding serial killer who left her for dead after her boyfriend was beaten to death. Twenty years later, Dunn is a wife, mother and author of a book retelling her tragedy in hopes of inspiring resilience in others.
Dunn’s life changed forever in August 1997 when Dunn and Chris Maier were attacked by Angel Maturino Resendiz — the notorious “Railroad Killer,” linked to at least 15 murders and executed in Texas in 2006. Dunn and Maier were students at the University of Kentucky and the two were on their way home from a party in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dunn overcame the attack to graduate from UK in 2000, but instead of joining her family’s hotel business, she became an advocate for victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes.
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