Sunday May 31, 2020

Rose McGowan on sparking a feminist revolution

Rose McGowan still suffers ‘a tremendous amount of abuse’ after going public about an alleged sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein, but she is proud to have made a difference

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

31st March, 2019
Rose McGowan: ‘Dealing with the firestorm of the world is a very unique and lonely experience’ Pic: REX/Shutterstock

‘I’ve had younger actresses come up to me on the street, and thank me, and say it’s so much safer now.”

Rose McGowan is on the phone, talking about Hollywood and how the movie industry has changed since the advent of #MeToo, the worldwide movement against sexual harassment. Although I can’t see McGowan, I can hear the intensity – and darkness, flecked with uneasiness – in her tone. I’ve...

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