While Rose McGowan has been fighting the good fight for women’s equality for the last two-decades, she made headlines in 2017 after sharing her own tale of sexual-abuse. E! will follow-up with McGowan with a new docu-series called “CITIZEN ROSE,” set to air on January 30, 2018.
According to the announcement, the docu-series will include a very tumultuous time for McGowan, who in the span of 10 days, was arrested, met with former President Barack Obama, and became one of TIME Magazine’s “People of the Year”. In the past, McGowan has claimed that the latest accusations against her, which include drug charges, are all an attempt to silence her. The limited series event will release in five parts, and will give McGowan a chance to tell her side of the story without interruption.
The two-hour documentary special will be followed by four episodes airing in Spring 2018. The official description from E! reads:
“We follow McGowan as she readies her memoir/manifesto, BRAVE, for release. “CITIZEN ROSE” is McGowan’s world: the art, the #ROSEARMY, her special punk brand of activism and the music she makes to heal. By going up against the Hollywood machine, McGowan has shown true courage in the face of adversity and this documentary will take you behind-the-scenes of her tumultuous and fascinating life. She will process, in almost real-time, the massive social change she has helped usher in as well as fight back against those who have hurt so many, including her.”
“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. As I ready my book, BRAVE, I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil, said McGowan.” “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.”
“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, 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.”
“CITIZEN ROSE” is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Farnaz Farjam Chazan and Andrea Metz serving as Executive Producers. McGowan also serves as Executive Producer.
You can find McGowan’s book BRAVE on Amazon starting at $14.