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This compelling series is much more about the character of a serial killer than about the couture icon.
The Versace family was not pleased, to put it mildly, with “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and has, in advance of the air date, issued a statement describing the FX series as a fiction, and inaccurate, which it may well be here and there and perhaps everywhere. Another kind of fiction suggests itself early in the series when it becomes evident—despite the title, and the extravagant publicity displays of Versace images—just how little, comparatively speaking, this tale has to do with the 1997 murder of the designer (portrayed by Edgar Ramirez), or with the Versace family, represented by Gianni’s sister Donatella...