12 Things We Learned From Rose McGowan On Louis Theroux’s Podcast

This is what happens when the worlds of a passionate intellect and a tough-skinned activist collide.


What do you get when a world-renowned documentary-film maker and one of the most honest and talked-about feminist activists of recent years cross paths to make a podcast together? Well, luckily for us avid listeners, you get an hour-long jaw-dropper of a show with some pretty shocking content.

On the 25th May 2020, Louis Theroux released his latest addition to the hugely successful home-made lockdown-induced podcast, Grounded - and for anyone who values the presenter's intellectual inquisitiveness when approaching weighty topics, you will probably already know just how engrossing his digital meeting with Rose McGowan was. There was certainly a lot to take in.

For his introduction, Louis titled McGowan as someone who he had long been fascinated by - “a darling of indie cinema and also a fearless activist who played a crucial role in recently shining light on abuse in Hollywood." And to quote McGowan, she introduced herself as “a hard-ass.".

Upon reflection, it’s safe to say that these labellings of McGowan as a determined and resilient woman do not even cut the mustard.

Together, the pair take us on a wild ride that depicts insightful details of McGowan’s incredible life and also perfectly frames her opinions and thoughts that surround the recent exposures of Hollywood's injustices. Hold on tight. It's certainly a bumpy journey.


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