Former Hollywood actress Rose McGowan, who’s known for her roles in the late 90s films such ‘Scream’, ‘Jawbreaker’ and in the TV show ‘Charmed’, as well as mainly helping to champion the #MeToo campaign against Harvey Weinstein, has now been given a 5-part documentary series on the entertainment channel, E!
This comes after a number of Tweets from McGowan calling out Harvey Weinstein and others in Hollywood, with her many Tweets, such as: ‘Ladies of Hollywood, your silence is deafening’.
Rose McGowan was one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and even rape. Now her book entitled ‘Brave’ is finished, and is being released on January 30th; a book which Harvey Weinstein even paid Mossad intelligence agencies to sniff out in Hollywood, will now be released in tandem to coincide with the release of her documentary series, called ‘Citizen Rose’ on E! on the very same date.
Who would have thought it, possible? The actress and activist will be given her own reach out to the world with a personal E! documentary series, to continue to combat sexual harassment, and to share her story of abuse in Hollywood. This is a big twist in the story of Rose McGowan and in Hollywood as well, after Rose McGowan even publicly criticised Ben Affleck and Meryl Streep of knowing about Harvey Weinstein’s ways, concerning her and other actresses, within the industry.
Yes, Rose McGowan has been one of Harvey Weinstein’s most vocal accusers since the Weinstein scandal broke back in October, and the documentary will be based partly on her book, which concerned the misogyny and institutionalised sexism that she suffered whilst an active actress in Hollywood.
Rose McGowan had earlier stated that she was raped by Weinstein, whilst Harvey Weinstein remains adamant that nothing happened that wasn’t consensual. Rose was paid off by Weinstein in 1997, to keep the sexual assault allegations quiet.
Rose also help to break the news in The New York Times piece by Ronan Farrow, which revealed that Weinstein had been paying off several women for years to brush the sexual harassment cases under the rug, in order to keep them silent for many years. But, three days after the story broke in The Times, Harvey Weinstein was fired from his position.
Rose McGowan, 44, will kick off her E! special with a 2-hour feature length episode following her involvement in the #MeToo campaign. She stated, “You are formally invited into my mind and world”.
Rose added, “I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival.”
“As I ready my book, Brave, I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil. I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially, you, about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere.”
Finally, McGowan said, “E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a brave life”.
The first episode of the documentary will air on January 30th, and the rest will be shown in the spring of 2018, presumably before and just after the Oscars, which may have a new theme in place for the Academy Awards ceremony this year.
Could this be a very public way of addressing and appeasing a situation which has seemingly almost got out of control in the industry and image of Hollywood?
Brainstain, over and out!
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