“Called it!” yelled every gay dude today when news broke that Golden Globe award winning actress Stephanie Johann Angelique Germanotta would be playing noted Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace.
Us Weekly’s shadowy, mysterious sources confirmed the casting this afternoon. Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, will play the late Gianni Versace’s sister and the heir to his fashion empire in the third season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series American Crime Story, which will focus on the designer’s 1997 murder at the hands of gay serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
The casting comes as little surprise, despite tough competition for the role. Murphy had previously hinted that Gaga would be perfect for the role. Also, this:
So, just to recap: Lady Gaga will be vamping it up as a cartoonish fashion personality in a Ryan Murphy crime drama set in late ’90s Miami. Enjoy your weekend kids.