The Lifetime movie "House of Versace" (which premiered on Oct. 5, 2013) has gotten mostly positive reactions from viewers. People have been singling out Gina Gershon's portrayal of Donatella Versace as one of the best things about the movie.
Here is Lifetime's synopsis of the movie:
"Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book 'House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival,' the movie brings to light the story of Donatella Versace, who, following the brazen murder of her fashion-designer brother Gianni Versace (played by Enrico Colantoni) at the height of his success, is suddenly thrust into the spotlight as head designer of his fashion empire. At first ridiculed by critics worldwide, Donatella falls victim to drug addiction and nearly bankrupts the company. With the help of her family, including daughter Allegra (played by Samantha Hodhod), Aunt Lucia (played by Raquel Welch) and brother Santo (played by Colm Feore), she enters rehab to confront her demons and soon comes back stronger than ever to re-ignite the beloved Versace brand with her own vision and builds one of the most powerful and influential fashion houses ever known."
Here is a sampling of viewer comments about "House of Versace" from Lifetime's official Facebook page:
"Wow! Gina Gershon was so awesome as Donatella Versace!!!! Great job Gina!!!!!"
"Very entertaining, how can one go wrong; beautiful women, clothes, parties & lavish life style....I'm all in....! LOL."
"Lifetime does it again!"
"I loved the movie."
"Can't tell you how much I enjoyed Versace. Gina Gershon became Donatella. She played her ass off. The whole cast was awesome. I couldn't leave the room. Thank you for great tv."
"Looooooved it! I was in tears!"
"I loved it as well, the actress that played Donatella was excellent. The actor that played Gianna looked so much like him. Bravo, lifetime."