The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:12 am
Yes, that's possible. And I really do appreciate the first part of what he said, where he stated that because he passes as white, that he will not encounter the same obstacles that people of color will face in the entertainment industry. I feel he's being respectful of the experiences that people of color face, that he's being respectful by recognizing that there will be unique obstacles and grief that people of color unfortunately, will have to live through, and overcome, that he--as a person who passes as white--fortunately will not.
It was the choice of words/the phrasing of the later part of the quote that has surprised me, but I feel like I am just repeating myself, at this point.
From Darren Criss Army:
I'm not sure how much violence is in this video (I closed my eyes at one part).
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story | Season 2: World Premiere | FX
Not a lot of new bits here but it’s a new compilation from FX.
@ACSFX His best attributes brought out the worst in him. #ACSVersace @DarrenCriss
via Darren Criss Army
I'm really looking forward to this episode.
@FilAmCreative #FilipinoAmericans @JonJonBriones, @CarlinJames and @TheIsaBriones will be joining @DarrenCriss & the cast of @FXNetworks’ @ACSFX (THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY) on a new episode this #Wednesday, #March14th at 10pm. Photos by @Sthanlee. #ACSVersace
Mason Alexander Park.
Via Mason Alexander Park’s Instagram Story (March 12, 2018)
Antena 3 Spanish trailer for the premiere of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story | 11 March 2018
Pics of Episode 8:
jonjonbriones: A sneak peak before this Wednesday’s episode of @americancrimestoryfx #AssassinationOfGianniVersace
Yea! Looking forward to seeing all the Filipino-American talent in this week's episode! I need to remind my husband's Filipino co-worker to make sure she watches.
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Here is more from the article:
FilAm Creative wrote:
Jon Jon Briones, Carlin James, Isa Briones, Zedrick Restauro Join Darren Criss in FX’s ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,’ March 14
March 12, 2018
Darin Criss, Jon Jon Briones, Carlin James and Isa Briones – Photos by Sthanlee B. Mirador
Filipino American actors Jon Jon Briones, Carlin James, Isa Briones and Zedrick Restauro join fellow FilAm Darren Criss in a new episode of FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story this Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00pm.
Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon) will play Andrew’s father, ‘Modesto Cunanan’ while Carlin James (How to Get Away with Murder, This Is Us, Dear White People) will play Andrew’s brother, ‘Christopher’ and Isa Briones (who was just announced today to play ‘Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds’ in the first national tour of Hamilton) will play his sister, ‘Elena.’ They will also appear in next week’s episode on March 21.
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Filipinos seem to praise their own whenever anyone hits mainstream celebrity status, but they did not with Cunanan. Many never spoke his name at the office water cooler gossip while others watched the televised manhunt, in secret. It’s as if we all felt a great disturbance…
When it was announced that the Andrew Cunanan story will be the 2018 series focus for American Crime Story, I was hesitant to even promote it. But, it was until a colleague friend mentioned to me that the show “tells struggles of a Fil-Am family seldom seen on TV.”
Cunanan developed a reputation as a prolific liar given to telling fantastic tales about his family and personal life. He was also adept at changing his appearance according to what he felt was most attractive at a given moment. When he was 19, his father deserted his family to avoid arrest for embezzlement. That same year, his mother learned that Cunanan was gay. During an ensuing argument, he threw her against a wall, dislocating her shoulder. Later examination of his behavior from reports indicate that he may have suffered from antisocial personality disorder, a personality disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy (earlier known as psychopathy).
Please visit the site to give the article a number of "clicks." Source: https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/jon-jon-briones-carlin-james-isa-briones-zedrick-restauro-join-darren-criss-in-fxs-the-assassination-of-gianni-versace-american-crime-story-march-14/
This is such an interesting issue. Representation matters. Even if the Cunanan family was not healthy, I'm still very happy to see a mixed-Filipino-American family being represented on TV on a major show! It may not seem like such a big deal to some, but for those communities who see very little representation on TV and film, it is deeply appreciated.
carlinjames917: Just a reminder for anyone who cares. There’s legit gonna be the story of a “dysfunctional”, mixed-Filipino-American family told on TV! This NEVER happens!! It still blows my mind, and I’m so grateful I get to be a small part of it. #RepresentationMatters
#ACSVersace #FX #ACS #Grateful#Blessed #Booked #Actor #Versace#RyanMurphy #FilAm #Filipino #Italian#American #ActorLife #Postcard
This is cool, a pic of the call sheet with Darren at the top.
gabyfresquez: That time I shared a call sheet with #RickyMartin …all my 90s dreams cometh true #actorslife #americancrimestoryversace @americancrimestoryfx #livinlavida #menudo #latinsbelike #latinx