Rose McGowan is getting her own reality series (with a badass feminist twist)

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Rose McGowan is an actor, director, activist, leader of the #RoseArmy charge and feminist whistle-blower. Now it’s been revealed that she’s set to add ‘reality star’ to her repertoire, too…

Rose McGowan has always been vocal about sexism and sexual assault in the industry, including discussing her own rape by a studio executive in order to highlight one of the many reasons women don’t report being attacked.

So it makes absolute sense that, following her public condemnation of Harvey Weinstein and her proud advocation of the #MeToo movement, McGowan intends to use her new docuseries, Citizen Rose, as a powerful force for change and healing.

Speaking about the project, she said: “I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy, and survival. As I ready my book, Brave, I realised 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.”

McGowan added: “E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a brave life.”

According to Deadline, a two-hour launch show will premiere on 30 January, followed by four more episodes of Citizen Rose as we follow McGowan in the run up to the release of her memoirs Brave.

The outlet describes it as a “look at the world through the artist/activist’s eyes” and writes that it will take a closer look at “the art, the #ROSEARMY, her special punk brand of activism and the music she makes to heal.”

“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, 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.”

We can’t wait for part one to air in January 2018.

Images: Rex Features


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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.