America's Fascination With American Crime Story

With the newest installment of American Crime Story, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace debuting of FX this week it has many fans asking the question:

Will it mesmerize audiences and critics as much as the first installment of the anthology series, American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson?

The first thing to keep in mind is how drastically different this season of American Crime Story is compared to the first.

Actor Darren Criss Portraying Andrew Cunanan
The new Season tackles a slightly lesser known case.
While most are somewhat familiar with the tragic story of the fashion designer who was gunned down in front of his home in 1997.

Many don't know about the man who committed the crime, Andrew Cunanan.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace makes the bold and controversial move to follow two separate story lines as we get to know Versace and his killer.

In doing so, fans are asked to explore a world of rampant homophobia in the 90's rather than issues of race tackled in Season one.

While it's only been 20 years since Versace's assassination the thing to keep in mind is how different the world was not so long ago with many gay people still not living openly.
Fashion Designer Gianni Versace

Overall, the new season is sure to capture fans and critics fascination but quite possibly leave them with more questions about why this crime happened than answers.

The cast and creators of the series have often reiterated the idea that the American Crime story anthology is an attempt to explore a crime committed by the society rather than the actual people involved in the tragedy.

And this season could possibly have audiences wondering how the public was just as much to blame as Cunanan.



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