Many heard Rose McGowan’s stunning vocals for the very first time in 2015 with the release of her debut single “RM486”. Rose has actually been involved in several music projects for many years, contributing both vocals and songwriting. For example, her gorgeous voice was heard on the Planet Terror soundtrack. She also performed twice on the television series Charmed. Namely, Rose sang “Hush Little Baby” and a sultry version of “Fever” in the episode Sense and Sense Ability (5.20). She also has been known to sing during interviews, as on Jimmy Kimmel once.
Whilst we wait for the release of her debut album, read on for further details on Rose McGowan’s music.
• Vocals on the song “Posthuman”, from the album Mechanical Animals by Marilyn Manson (1998, Interscope Records).
• Vocals on the song “Superfabulous”, from the album Emotional Technology by BT (2003, Nettwerk Records) Written by BT and Rose McGowan.
• Vocals on the song “Protection”, as heard in Strange Hearts (2001). Written by Rose McGowan and J.L.
• Vocals on the song “You Belong To Me”, from the soundtrack to Planet Terror (2007). Written by Pee Wee King, Chilton Price and Redd Stewart, Originally performed by Patsy Cline.
• Vocals on the song “Useless Talent #32”, from the soundtrack to Planet Terror (2007). Written by Rebecca Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez.
• Vocals on the song “Two Against The World”, from the soundtrack to Planet Terror (2007). Written by Rebecca Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez.
“It is harrowing to have people know my deepest pain, but fear cannot stop this national convo that needs to be had.” – @rosemcgowan
Rose McGowan is continuing to push for tangible change in the industry after penning a short open letter about sexual assault and accountability on her Twitter Monday morning. In light of Rose’s extremely personal and brave recent revelations, can we please get this circulating. And let’s all leave a few kind words of support & solidarity for her, and the many survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Bustle has published an excellent article on the matter, please do check it out in addition to Rose’s open letter right below.
Dear Hollywood, pic.twitter.com/MYFSAi8P2t
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) 17. lokakuuta 2016
You may now check out Rose McGowan’s haunting short film, Dawn (2014), via Refinery29. They also did a very nice write-up on the film, calling Dawn a “masterfully subversive directorial début”.
If the character Dawn is marked by constraint and indecision, McGowan’s role in shaping her film was just the opposite. Taking the lead on the set design process, McGowan transformed her heroine’s world into a bubblegum-pink embodiment of the ’60s obsession with order. Moving through this bright landscape of neat ranch houses, pleated skirts, and sleek, new furniture, the film clearly reflects the post-war craving for a return to convention.
Rose McGowan is partnering with television festival SeriesFest on a scriptwriting competition called the Featuring Women Initiative. The aim of the competition is to search for new episodic content about, for and featuring women, offering artists the opportunity to share series that create unique and powerful roles for women.
Scriptwriters can submit concepts for 30-minute or 60-minute dark comedy or dramatic series with each pilot script focusing on a female-centric episodic story. Submissions will be judged from a three- to 15-page “Series Bible”, including log line, pilot summary, character breakdown, at least six future episode synopses and a five- to 10-page writing sample. The winner(s) will receive a writing deal with Rose’s production banner Damage Inc. Productions and the opportunity to work alongside McGowan to bring her show to life.
“Damage Inc. is looking for screenwriters. Writers who are interested in bringing substantial women to life via episodic storytelling”, says Rose McGowan. “Any genre except slasher films or superhero series. Can be psychedelic, can be true to life, can be comedy, can be tragedy. Must be intelligent, smart, fierce and moving. Society is in dire need of voices that are not from within the Hollywood ecosystem. I know what’s available there, which is why I am looking for you and your writing talents.”
We have a very special Monday treat for you today! Thanks to justaguy, we have been able to add very, very rare scans of Rose McGowan from a 1996 issue of Vogue Italia. I have personally never seen these before so I’m over the moon with excitement!
Do you have original scans that we don’t have in the gallery yet? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be eternally grateful for your valued contribution.
I was fed this idea that being an actress was everyone’s dream except that it wasn’t mine. Directing, on the other hand, comes so naturally for me. I love creating and having a voice. My personality hasn’t changed – I’ve just opened my mouth and spoken. I didn’t have a platform for that before.
Rose McGowan is featured on the front cover of the October 2015 issue of Prestige Hong Kong with a gorgeous new shoot and a super interesting interview. You can read on for the interview and check out the photoshoot in the gallery.
A Woman’s Worth
Film and television star ROSE MCGOWAN spent the last few years out of the spotlight before recently emerging as an unofficial spokesperson for female empowerment. DIVIA HARILELA meets her in New York
One of the most iconic images of Rose McGowan was taken at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998. The sultry actress, who was dating rocker Marilyn Manson at the time, caused an uproar when she walked down the red carpet in a see-through chain-mesh dress with her backside hanging out in full view. Seventeen years on and McGowan couldn’t be more different. She walks in unnoticed at the trendy Standard Hotel in New York City, which is buzzing thanks to Fashion Week. Her long dark locks have been replaced with a messy boy cut and she’s wearing a simple white shirt, black jeans, trainers and a backpack. She looks more like a cool art student than a famous Hollywood starlet.
Born in Florence, Italy to hippy parents, McGowan moved to the United States when she was 10 and later ended up in Los Angeles, where she was discovered by a Hollywood agent at 17. She made her debut on the big screen in the film The Doom Generation, which quickly garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Soon she was starring in high-profile films directed by the likes of Wes Craven and Quentin Tarantino, and appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone. By the mid 1990s she became a part of American pop culture thanks to her starring role in the popular TV series Charmed. A few years later, after sustaining several injuries on movie sets, McGowan decided to take a break from Hollywood and disappeared from the big screen altogether. The period that followed was one that she has referred to publicly as “traumatic and life changing”.
Entertainment Weekly interviewed Rose McGowan recently about her short film Dawn, her forthcoming feature debut Pines and that Adam Sandler casting call. Read on for the great interview!
In January, Rose McGowan flipped the script on Hollywood. Debuting her short film Dawn at the Sundance Film Festival, the former Charmed star — a journeywoman actress who appeared in such films as Scream and The Black Dahlia and most recently wrapped a 12-episode arc on the Crackle series Chosen — made explicit her intention to reinvent herself as a moviemaker.
But last week, it was McGowan’s fiery feminist streak that grabbed headlines around the world thanks to a cheeky tweet:
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) 18. kesäkuuta 2015
With its thinly veiled reference to Adam Sandler, the posting managed to put Hollywood’s casual sexism and institutional objectification of actresses on conspicuous display.
Turns out the outspoken actress-director’s impulse to vent spleen came from the same place as her film-making drive. Dawn — which will be screened at New York’s Lincoln Center under the auspices of its Film Society Wednesday—follows a quiet teen (Tara Barr) growing up within the constrictive confines of small-town America. But when she strikes up a flirtation with a courtly boy who works at the local gas station (Reiley McClendon)—and lowers her guard to allow him and his friends into her world—Dawn gets much more than she bargained for. It’s an assured debut with a strong point of view and some sharp points to make about female identity construction.
In a candid discussion with EW, McGowan, 41, explained she’s “not trying to vilify” Sandler, even while decrying the “stupidity” of his movie’s audition notice. And she took pains to elucidate her pro-woman humanism as well as her decision to say goodbye to acting for the foreseeable future.
We have very exciting news to bring today! According to Hollywood Reporter, Rose McGowan will make her feature directorial debut with The Pines. The psychological thriller follows a troubled young woman’s dreams of stability are threatened by a family of healers, who could help save her mind – or lose it completely.
The Pines was written by Alex Mar and will be produced by Sundial Pictures and Tangerine Entertainment. Founded by Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell, Tangerine Entertainment is a production company focusing on films by women directors. The film is scheduled for a fall shoot in upstate New York.
Congratulations to Ms. McGowan for this major step in her career! You can be sure we’ll be reporting it every step of the way.
Rose McGowan is featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Dazed magazine with a gorgeous new photoshoot and a brief interview, in which she talks about Dawn.
“I remember being at Sundance as an actress with Jared Leto, and he said, ‘It’s the final night of my television career!’, because the finale of My So-Called Life had just aired. Being there as a director is far more substantial. To be there advertising my own vision is massively different.”
Read the full article in our press library.
– Photoshoots: Dazed (2014)
Rose McGowan appeared at Sundance London last month to screen her short film Dawn to a keen audience. She took time to talk to Red Carpet News TV about her film, feminism – and what’s instore for the filmmaker next.
Be sure to watch the great interview right below!