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Rose McGowan Says She Was Fired By Her Agent For Speaking Up “About The Bullsh*t In Hollywood”

Rose McGowan Says She Was Fired By Her Agent For Speaking Up "About The Bullsh*t In Hollywood"

As the voices have grown louder about how women are treated in Hollywood (check out the eye-opening short documentary “Celluloid Ceilings) here’s a reminder that there are consequences for those who wish to speak out.

Actress and director Rose McGowan tweeted last night she was fired by her agent for highlighting “the bullshit in Hollywood.” Many have pointed toward her recent tweet about a casting notice she received for an upcoming Adam Sandler production specifying the use of push-up bras and showing cleavage. However, that is not the only occasion in recent memory that McGowan has been vocal about her observations of the industry.

Earlier this year at the New York Film Critics Circle awards, McGowan accepted “The Babadook” director Jennifer Kent‘s Best First Film award on the filmmaker’s behalf as she couldn’t attend the ceremony. And she used the opportunity to call for more female voices in film.

“Let’s give the six percent a shot,” she said, referring the number of female filmmakers working in the industry. “‘Cause that represents 50 percent of the audience, of which I am a member. I am not being served and I am not being heard. I ask you to take up the hand of the female director until we no longer say ‘female director.’ It is a unisex term. I am a director. Jennifer Kent is a director. Let’s do smart, let’s bring it. She did. I think she’s thrown down the gauntlet. When they say, ‘Oh, the box office is down,’ it’s perhaps because we don’t need more fucking superhero movies! It’s time. It’s getting a little old and Jennifer is a wonderful, dedicated director and I can’t wait to see what she does next.”

And McGowan has no problem making her voice heard. “I’m stepping up because no one else is,” she told Defamer. “There are some, they’re starting to get louder, but I realized as an artist you’re in an un-fireable position. And actually we all are. All of us humans cannot be fired from being ourselves. We can be fired from our jobs, we can not be hired for a job, but we can’t be fired. We’re us. And we’re legion. And it’s an amazing feeling and an amazing, empowered feeling.”

READ MORE: 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood

Well, McGowan’s agent certainly feels she can fire her client, but something tells me McGowan will be just fine.

Below, check McGowan’s tweets, her recent comments about Hollywood sexism on “Sway In The Morning,” as well as the short film she recently directed, “Dawn,” in full.

Update: Rose McGowan is now praising her agent who reportedly stopped working at Innovative Artists before the actress was fired. More details here and an update from the actress below.



Bonus: listen to a 25 minute Film Society Of Lincoln Center podcast conversation with Rose McGowan

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