Choreographer Sam Pinkleton is back in time for The Stacks Book Club to take on true crime, with Vulgar Favors: The Assassination of Gianni Versace by Maureen Orth.
Vulgar Favors examines the serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who murdered 5 men in 1997 culminating in the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. We discuss Cunanan and his victims, but mostly we focus on the tone of the book. We examine the term “gay crime” and why we find this and so much of the book to be problematic.
While there are spoilers in this episode, this book covers a real life event, which means all of the information is out in the public. You can listen without ruining the book.
Discussed this week:
- “The Killers Train” (Maureen Orth, Vanity Fair)
Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O. J. Simpson Got Away with Murder by Vincent Bugliosi
- The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Season 2 (FX)
- American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
- New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
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