Rose McGowan tweeted the other day about an audition and the suggested wardrobe.
casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die pic.twitter.com/lCWGTV537t— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015
She subsequently told Entertainment Weekly that she wasn’t specifically targeting Adam Sandler:
“I’m not trying to vilify Adam Sander. I was offended by the stupidity more than anything. I was offended by the fact that went through so many people’s hands and nobody red flagged it. This is normal to so many people. It was probably even a girl that had to type it up. It’s institutionally okay.”
That makes sense to me. I love this point that she’s making here. Why didn’t anyone else flag it? No one flagged it because it’s commonplace. Because every day, there are probably dozens of casting notices with the same requirements. As she says, the sexism is institutionalised.
And ongoing. Because now, according to Rose, her agent has quit her:
The awesome thing about being an artist? You can't be fired from your own mind. #FREEDOM— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 25, 2015
Rose isn’t just calling out the business for its misogyny, she’s also violating the code. The code of Play Along, Don’t Cause Sh-t. The code of Be Quiet, Woman, and Don’t Speak Until You’re Asked To Speak. And especially Don’t Attack A Dude Who Makes Us Money.
Channing Tatum just told Howard Stern, and the world, that he hated GI Joe and that he thought the movie sucked. Mark Ruffalo put Marvel on blast for not having any Black Widow dolls. Yeah, I know, Rose McGowan, on hierarchy, isn’t at the same level as those two. But the repercussion in Hollywood for speaking your mind is a lot harsher on women than it is men.
Look at how many times that f-cking moron Ashton Kutcher has messed up on Twitter, has that cost him any jobs? How many times has Charlie Sheen written vile – and violent messages – to the mother of his children on Twitter, you think he’s lost his agent?
Here is Rose at the premiere of Dawn last night in New York.