The series showcases McGowan’s art, the #ROSEARMY, her punk brand of activism and the cathartic music she makes
Rose McGowan will star in and produce a documentary series “Citizen Rose” based on her bold campaign to end the sexual harassment pandemic in Hollywood. The five-part series will follow McGowan’s ongoing battle alongside other actresses and individuals in the #MeToo movement, as the release date approaches for her memoir “Brave.”
According to E!, the series showcases McGowan’s art, the #ROSEARMY, her punk brand of activism and the cathartic music she makes.
“As I ready my book, Brave, I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil,” the actor said in a statement.
“Rose McGowan’s courage in addressing sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood ignited a conversation and inspired other women to speak out against their abusers,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Development and Production at E!. “We look forward to taking viewers inside this talented, dynamic woman’s world as the first allegations unfold and she becomes a leading voice in a critical cultural change.”
The “Charmed” actor took Hollywood by storm in October when she became one of the first actors to expose Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconducts. She was temporarily suspended from Twitter following the initial allegations. She has ever since been a fierce advocate for the #MeToo movement, prompting other women to be vocal about their stories.
In December, McGowan called out Meryl Streep on her “hypocrisy” in response to the actor’s plan to wear all black to the Golden Globes, alongside other female actors. She claimed that Streep was complicit about Weinstein’s misconduct, even after being aware of his transgressions.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @goldenglobes in silent protest,” she wrote in a tweet which she since deleted. “YOUR SILENCE is THE problem.”
“Citizen Rose” will premiere on E! with a two-hour pilot on 30th January.