E! announced Tuesday that McGowan will star in the new five-part documentary that looks at the world through the artist/activist’s point of view and will follow her as she readies her memoir/manifesto BRAVE for release all while going up against the Hollywood establishment and those who try to silence her fight against abusers.
“You are formally invited into my mind and world. I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival,” McGowan said in a statement. “As I ready my book, BRAVE, I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil. I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially, you, about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere. E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a BRAVE life.”
The project will show McGowan’s world: the art, the #ROSEARMY, her special guerrilla brand of activism and the music she wants to make in order to heal. McGowan was one of the first women who came forward with accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein.
McGowan accused Weinstein of raping her, then reached a private settlement with the disgraced producer in 1997, a fact The New York Times revealed in an investigation of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct reaching back three decades. Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.
In all this time as one of the loudest voices in the #MeToo movement, McGowan met with former President Barack Obama and became one of Time magazine’s silence-breaking “People of the Year” for her role in calling out Hollywood abuses.
“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,” Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Development and Production at E! said in a statement. “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.”
“Citizen Rose” is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions. McGowan will also serve as Executive Producer. The series will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. with a two-hour premiere, followed by four additional episodes to air in the spring.
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