It’s-A Me-A! The “House Of Gucci” Trailer Brought ALL The Italian Accents
Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino went to Italy and cranked that shit up to a million. We’ve seen pictures from Ridley Scott‘s House of Gucci set and they were enough to piss off the Gucci Family so I’m breathless to hear what they have to say after seeing this film in action. First comes character posters, then comes the trailer, which was released last night. And holy crap the accents were all over the place. They were so affected and crazy, the first time I watched this I forgot Lady Gaga was legitimately Italian.
Variety says that House of Gucci will be out in theatres on November 24 and it follows the real-life story of the assassination of Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam in the movie). His wife, Patrizia Reggiani (played by Gaga) was tried and convicted of planning his murder when he left her for a younger woman. After 18 years in prison, where she was nicknamed Black Widow (sorry ScarJo you’re not OG–poor thing is taking some hits), Patrizia was released in 2016 for good behavior and now lives off an annuity from the Gucci family.
The film was written by Roberto Bentivegna and is based on the novel by Sara Gay Forden, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed. I’ve never read the book, but I’m assuming that it talks about how thick everyone’s Italian accent was because if not, I’m not sure where the people in this film came up with the idea to play each character like a racially insensitive MadTV sketch from the 90s about a Sbarro.
There’s one line in particular in the trailer where Gaga says, “It’s time to take out the trash.” It’s giving me Maya Rudolph as Donatella Versace–unclear if that’s what she was going for. Adam Driver just drops his accent completely sometimes–is he even supposed to have one? The man can eat a pussy and hit a G-flat but he can’t do an Italian accent.
Also, this trailer shifts fully into a 90s James Bond film, and Heart Of Glass, which plays the whole trailer, suddenly gets all dark and ominous and Adam is skiing all in white and someone is behind him and it looks like they’re both gonna take out AKs and shoot at each other and then one will parachute off a cliff onto a boat. Which I would have preferred, but instead we got this. Enjoy!
This looks like it could be called: American Horror Story: Mario Party Gucci. Love that they called Lady Gaga “Academy Award Winner,” because technically, yeah she is. But for her song, like? Excuse me, that’s not relevant here–does she sing in the movie? Can’t wait for the scene where she drops everything and starts singing: “When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie–that’s AMORE!”