We’re super excited to announce that Rose McGowan has just released her second directorial short film! Written and directed by McGowan, Ruth tells the story of Ruth Coker Burks, an Arkansas woman who cared for hundreds of gay men dying of AIDS.
“I think she’s been forgotten by time,” Rose McGowan told BuzzFeed News in a recent interview. “Ruth Coker Burks is a national hero. I hope she gets seen and treated that way in the future. I think it’s time for strong women in history to rise up and be counted. And I’ll do anything I can to help that along.”
Ruth, which runs just under eight minutes, stars Shay Astar in the title role. The short film was shot in Los Angeles over a two-day period in June. Ruth is sponsored by the vodka company Zirkova through its We Are One+Together nonprofit. When Zirkova approached Rose McGowan to direct the project she hadn’t heard of Ruth Coker Burks. But as Rose began her research on Burks, she became “fascinated and captivated by the story.” Though Zirkova had sent McGowan a script, the director rewrote it during an all-nighter. “I saw the color palette in my head and went from there,” Rose McGowan said.
“I like to use all sorts of tools — sound design, lighting, set design are all huge for me,” Rose McGowan added. “I thought, Just because she’s in a small town doesn’t mean she’s a church lady. So I found this pink outfit that was kind of great, and I wanted to juxtapose it with all the seriousness.”
Ruth premiered on Sunday in Montauk, New York, to coincide with the kickoff of the 2017 International AIDS Conference in Paris. The film is a way for Rose to express ideas about the lasting consequences of AIDS in America. “I think we’re at the place we’re at culturally because so many creatives were wiped out by AIDS,” McGowan said. “What we’re left with is something kind of lacking. I don’t think we reflect as a society on what we’ve lost — not just the individual toll, but the collective toll.”
Be sure to watch Rose McGowan’s captivating short film right below – and leave your comments right below!
Rose McGowan returns to the big screen with a starring role in The Sound.
Today we bring you a poster, a bunch of production stills and a trailer for the Jenna Mattison-directed movie. The horror thriller co-stars Christopher Lloyd, Michael Eklund and Richard Gunn, whilst Jenna Mattison wrote the script. Shot in Toronto, The Sound will be released later on in 2017.
It has been a long while since we’ve last seen Rose McGowan on the silver screen so this film will be quite the event for all the fans of her acting work.
Read on for a synopsis of The Sound and click to view the newly released media.
Kelly (Rose McGowan) is a writer and a skeptic of the supernatural. As a specialist in acoustic physics she uses low frequency tactile sound-waves to debunk reported paranormal activities for her online blog. When presented a new case of a supposedly haunted subway station Kelly sets off to uncover the truth behind the hoax that involves a 40-year-old unexplained suicide. Her investigation takes her deep into the abandoned station where her skepticism is tested. As Kelly ascends into the depths of the metro’s darkness she is confronted by an unforeseen evil. In the vastness, she must face her own haunted memories to find the truth and surface back into the light.
Rose McGowan was interviewed by a podcast called Pardon My French. She discusses her childhood, feminism and many projects. It is a really lovely interview, be sure to give the podcast a listen by clicking on the link.
“Hire women. Do it on purpose. If it doesn’t work out, hire another one. But more than that, in your own life, when you see those billboards, do something about it. When you see, hear men, gay or straight, or other women, talking smack about other women, or saying things that are negative, correct them. And then say, would you like to get a drink? People always think it has to be this huge confrontation, it really doesn’t.”
– Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan’s forthcoming book, titled Brave, is available for pre-order over at Harper Collins. The book will be released January 30, 2018 and is priced $27.99.
I, for one, can’t WAIT to read Rose’s memoir! It is guaranteed to be a total page-turner.
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
Welcome to version 9 of Rose-McGowan.com! We have launched a brand new version to celebrate our site’s anniversary. We first launched in February 2007, which means that Rose-McGowan.com has been online for a whole decade! Where has all the time gone?
With a new, responsive design we are also celebrating a new direction of the site. In the last couple of years Rose McGowan has taken her talents behind and beyond the camera – and we want the website to celebrate and reflect that. We will still provide photos and content on Rose’s acting career but our main focus will be on her career as a filmmaker, as an artist, and as an activist.
We ask for your patience as we’re still working on converting and refreshing a lot of our old content, which will be available soon. We’ve also decided to part with our old forum. As much as we loved it, the internet has changed a lot since we first opened and the conversations have now moved on to social media. So instead of the forum, we hope to interact with all of you on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Without further ados, thank you for all of your support throughout the years and we hope you enjoy the new direction of the site!
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.