Well, it turns out Hollywood’s still a pretty small town. A few weeks ago, actress Rose McGowan — who you may remember from the hit TV show Charmed and Robert Rodriguez’s half of Grindhouse, and who’s currently co-starring in the Crackle series Chosen — tweeted out a little note on a script she’d just been sent.
casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die pic.twitter.com/lCWGTV537t— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015
McGowan later confirmed that she was indeed talking about a film starring Adam Sandler, and clarified that, while she was “not trying to vilify” Sandler in particular (it’s quite possible he never even saw the note), she was calling out the wardrobe note as another instance of institutionalized sexism in Hollywood.
“It was just so dumb. I was offended by the stupidity more than anything. I was offended by the fact that went through so many people’s hands and nobody red flagged it,” she said. “This is normal to so many people. It was probably even a girl that had to type it up. It’s institutionally OK.”
Now, it seems her remarks have cost McGowan an agent:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, McGowan’s agents (or former agents) have not commented on what happened between them, but it seems McGowan’s refusal to silently deal with sexism anymore after 25 years in TV and film has sadly cost her, if only for the moment. With any luck, she’ll land another rep in no time. Heck, maybe even Sandler will hook her up with a great rep by way of apology (don’t hold your breath for that, though). As for McGowan herself, she’s already soldiering on.
The awesome thing about being an artist? You can’t be fired from your own mind. #FREEDOM— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 25, 2015