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Rose McGowan Is Getting Her Own Documentary Series

'Citizen Rose' will follow the outspoken actress and activist as she puts together her memoir following the Weinstein allegations.
Drew Schwartz
Brooklyn, US
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When revelations about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct broke in October, Rose McGowan became one of #MeToo's most outspoken members, publicly accusing the producer of rape and backing up women who came forward with their own stories. Now that crusade will be chronicled for TV in a new documentary series for E!, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

McGowan, who shifted to directing after acting in cult films like Scream and Grindhouse, will star in and executive produce a five-part series called Citizen Rose. According to E! News, the series focuses on her battle to take down alleged sexual predators and her work on a "memoir/manifesto" called BRAVE. Both the book and the two-hour premiere will drop on January 30.


"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."

According to a statement from E!'s Amy Introcaso-Davis, the executive vice president of development and production, Citizen Rose follows McGowan from the time the first accusations against Weinstein were made public. Aside from accusing the producer herself, McGowan has used her Twitter account—with more than 900,000 followers—as a megaphone for stories from other alleged victims, and called out stars in Hollywood for allegedly enabling Weinstein.

"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," Introcaso-Davis 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."

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