Musicians were asked to create alternative national anthems for Dazed & Confused. Rose McGowan sent Dazed “Planet 9″, a passionate monologue backlit by a droning cacophony. Listen to the musical piece on the Dazed website or below.
“I feel like women have not been able to properly mourn what it means to lose to this man and all men, continually. This one feels particularly vicious, but what he’s about is what we’ve been saying all along. The system is rigged against women. I wanted to give voice to our emotions and thoughts. I’ve spoken to so many women about how we are not represented in the media in the aftermath of the election. Trans bathrooms, while important, get more coverage than the systematic dismantling of Roe v. Wade which will directly affect women by literally killing us. So, here it is, my national anthem. Planet 9 for a new place where we are all safe and loved, but we must fight for this place. Our lives depend on it. I ask that when people listen, they do so with their eyes shut. Listening twice is also recommended.” – Rose McGowan
While Rose McGowan grew up not really owning animals, some adorable pups have captured her heart through the years.
Bug, her first Boston Terrier was adopted during the time Rose was making her second movie. She said she became obsessed with her and the breed.
“I didn’t even know I wanted a Boston. But Bug’s little feet had fallen through the metal cage floor, she was standing in her pee, and she’d been marked down twice.” She knew that in “pet store world” that was a very bad sign. “There was no way I could look at her sad eyes and leave her there.”
Six months later she went back and bought Fester (named after The Addams Family’s Uncle Fester). Fester also was found in miserable conditions and she decided she couldn’t leave him there either.
A few years back, Rose appeared on the Animal Planet show Dogs 101 to talk about the history of Boston Terriers. In the video you can see Rose with her sweet little Boston. Bug unfortunately passed away in the summer of 2010. Rose is a huge lover Boston Terriers and frequently supports animal rescues and charities.
Full Name: Rose Arianna McGowan
Date of birth: September 5, 1973
Place of birth: Florence, Italy
Family: Daniel (father), Terri (mother), Nathaniel, Daisy, Eva, Viola, Rebecca, James, Bobbie and Lloyd (brothers and sisters)
Marrial status: Dating musician and producer Jordy Asher aka Boots
Pets: Sasquatch & Mrs. Noodle (dogs)
Height: 5′ 4″ (163 cm)
Hair color: Brunette
Eye color: Brown
Occupation: Director, musician
Former jobs: Rose noteably quit acting to go behind the camera, has been a part-time model including the face of “Bebe” clothing and has done singing for Marilyn Manson, BT and various movie roles, most notably for the Planet Terror soundtrack. She’s also been a waitress, an usher and worked at her aunt’s beauty salon and has had a number of other temporary jobs
Body modifications: Used to have a tattoo of a pin-up girl on her shoulder and a navel ring
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Rose has just released a striking new music video for her first official single “RM486.” The star teams up with Spun director Jonas Åkerlund and is styled by Swedish fashion maverick B. Åkerlund.
Styled as a gorgeous, white alien shuffling between eccentric costumes that range from fetish goth to fallen angel chic — it’s a fitting video for the eerie piano ballad accentuated only by the subtle synth line and reverb-y vocals. Watch the haunting video below and prepare to have your breath taken away.
A look at the inimitable actor’s first musical performance
Rose McGowan is done with being told what to do. Having called out the film industry for sexism and left her acting career behind, The Doom Generationstar returned to Hollywood earlier this year with guns blazing – this time from the other side of the camera. After shooting her arresting directorial debut, the Sundance Award-nominated short Dawn, the actor-turned-director has teamed up with Spun director Jonas Åkerlund, enlisting his signature gothic vision for her unanticipated pop promo in the form of RM486.
Styled by Swedish fashion maverick B. Åkerlund, each of McGowan’s theatrical guises represents a different facet of the star’s morphing persona: from alien outsider (“Not only did I not fit in, I didn’t want to fit in,” she says of her formative years) to Hollywood starlet and beyond. Each persona carries a message, with the goth confronting people’s perception of beauty: “I actually think she’s the most beautiful,” McGowan says. Here the actor-turned director talks rocking the boat and kicking up an art fuss.
This release marks your musical debut, why now?
Rose McGowan: In the last few years I’ve actually released some songs under different names, just me pranking the public. I woke up one day and realised I hated acting and that I’d always hated it. Imagine, its predominantly men whose scripts get done so it was mostly a male voice coming out of my mouth for fifteen years.
Bobby Caruso of VH1 wrote an article on Rose. Be sure to take a read!
Rose McGowan burst onto the scene in 1996 with Scream, then won over countless fans as the most sharp-tongued and sarcastic
spirit animalsister in Charmed. After a high-profile relationship with Marilyn Manson, and a series of notable magazine covers, McGowan seemed nearly unstoppable. Fast forward to 2015, and she found herself fired by her agent and nearly blacklisted from Tinsel Town.
OK, let’s rewind a bit. Rose grew up in Italy as part of a religious cult known as Children of God, but moved to America at 10. By 15, she had already left home as a newly emancipated teen hoping to make it big in Los Angeles. As her Hollywood career began, McGowan became eponymous with a young sex symbol in Hollywood. She was funny, cool, and intelligent.
Then on June 18 of this year, McGowan tweeted a casting note for a script she received that was pretty, well, f’d up.
Read the full article at VH1!
Wes Craven, the director who gave the world A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Scream franchise, and The Hills Have Eyes, has passed away at the age of 76 after enduring a private battle with brain cancer. Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Rose of coursed starred as Tatum Riley in 1996’s Scream. As huge fan’s of Craven’s and the Scream film, we are deeply saddened by this loss and our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Craven’s loved ones.
For many of us, Scream is what introduced us to Rose McGowan, and although Tatum only appears in one film, her iconic character is still a fan favorite and one of the more memorable roles in all of the series. Rose sent out the following tweets after Craven’s family posted the announcement on his Twitter.
“Shedding tears now. A giant has left us.
#wescraven #always #liveon“
Thank you for being the kindest man, the gentlest man, and one of the smartest men I’ve known. Please say there’s a plot twist.
On a personal note, as a huge horror fan, I am crushed by the news. So much of my youth was actually shaped by characters introduced by Craven. In 1997 I was introduced to horror films with a double feature screening of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2. That day my intense love of horror began. I still remember watching Scream for the first time, I remember being scared of Freddy Kruger and my uncle singing me “1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you…”. I remember looking for all the various Scream VHS box covers in every store we were in. If you are a lover of horror you know what an impact this man had on the genre and ultimately reinventing it with its cliches being brought to the surface with Scream. He gave us one of the most frightening (and cool) baddies with Freddy. Then he flipped the script and gave us a reinvention with A New Nightmare. Let us not forget his first film The Last House on the Left is one of the most brutal and scary films well before intensely brutal horror films became the thing. He gave us Freddy Kruger, Ghostface, Tatum Riley, Sidney Prescott, Nancy Thompson and let’s not forget he introduced us to a then unknown Johnny Depp!
His imagination and films will live on with us forever. Rest in pieces, Mr. Craven. 🔪
“What I’ve tried to do is make movies where I can honestly say I haven’t seen that before.” – Wes Craven