A week ago, Rose McGowan tweeted a gross wardrobe note for an Adam Sandler movie. The note provided instructions to wear a tight tank top and show cleave (“push up bras encouraged“). Rose gave a follow-up statement that said, “It’s embarrassing to be part of [Hollywood] sometimes.” Rose said she “didn’t take a vow of silence when I joined the industry” and compared Hollywood to the Mafia. She also spoke with Entertainment Weekly about how “offended” she was by the wardrobe note.
There are some new developments. Yesterday, Rose tweeted a claim that she’d been “fired by my wussy acting agent” for talking smack.
My initial reaction was to believe Rose had been dropped because she had the guts to talk about Sandler’s low-hanging fruit. Then the agency spoke with Variety to clarify how Rose’s agent, Sheila Wenzel, left the agency earlier this week. The implicaton was that Rose was let go because her agent left, not because of the Sandler stuff. But a different source says “the wheels were already in motion to drop McGowan in light of her comments about the audition.” Variety also spoke with Sandler’s camp, who says he didn’t know anything about the “inappropriate” wardrobe note.
Rose took the high road and tweeted a nice note about her former agent. It sure sounds like she got fired for the Sandler stuff, right?
Sheila Wenzel is a wonderful agent that ceased working with Innovative before my firing. She's a good, strong woman I'm proud to know.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 25, 2015
Jessica Chastain supports Rose and says the incident reflects Hollywood’s “misogyny.”
As do I. Her treatment confirms the misogyny underpinning the industry. She should be celebrated for speaking out.👏 https://t.co/yUyO0LXkFd
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) June 25, 2015
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