Rose McGowan, Control Freak
The Avellan twins harsh on Rose's "mellow" (image via wireimage)
True American badasses don't need to telegraph their bad-assiness. Alleged "actress" Rose McGowan is not to be tossed aside lightly ... she must be thrown with great force. We archly place "actress" in ironic quotations preambling Rose because, quite frankly, Rose doesn't Act per se, or do anything approximating the Craft. Rather, McGowan essentially uses Hollywood to project herself -- no doubt to salve some psychic wound -- as a "tough girl," one who "takes no guff." Whether in The Doom Generation or Jawbreaker or her uncredited, non-speaking role as wife of the spectacularly untalented shock-rocker Marilyn Manson (Averted Gaze), Rose tediously rehashes that same goddamned role, ad nauseum. She's tough; and she's taking no guff!
Rose McGowan, at some awards show, somewhere,being controversial. (image via manson-house)
And now she's an Ass, not a bad-ass, mind you, just an Ass. From those intrepid Page Sixxies:
"ROSE McGowan had her female co-stars in 'Grindhouse' ready to scratch her eyes out at the L.A. premiere after she had her reps warn them not to wear red because McGowan didn't want her own red dress upstaged. 'It caused quite a stir. The feeling is she's self-obsessed,' said our spy. Among the beauties ordered to do without red were Rosario Dawson, Jordan Ladd and Sydney Tamiia Poitier. But McGowan was in for a rude surprise when two minor cast members, twins Elise and Electra Avellan, paraded into the theater in bright red outfits. 'It was basically a '[Bleep] you!' to Rose,' said the source. McGowan's rep had no comment, but a pal of hers told us, 'She wanted the girls to coordinate what they wore so they would look amazing and sexy and beautiful.'"
Or, that she would look amazing and sexy and beautiful and everyone else would serve as a stunning landscape for McGowan's fantasy where she's the saucy girl gone savage.
We'd rather not, Rose; we'd rather not.