Last night Rose McGowan tweeted that her agent had cut her loose because she’d recently tweeted a complaint about an allegedly sexist casting call for an Adam Sandler film, one that urged auditioning actresses to wear a “form-fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push-up bras encouraged).” McGowan tweeted that “I just got fired by my wussy acting agent because I spoke up about the bullshit in Hollywood.” This morning it was reported that McGowan’s agent, Innovative Artists’ Sheila Wenzel, has left Innovative, but before the McGowan tweet surfaced last night. McGowan may have been referring to her other Innovative agent, Steve Muller. Today McGowan tweeted that Wenzel “is a wonderful agent that ceased working with Innovative before my firing. She’s a good, strong woman I’m proud to know.”
Adam Sandler, Rose McGowan.
Sheila Wenzel, formerly of Innovative Artists.
Why did Muller or whomever urge the 41 year-old McGowan to audition for a Sandler film in the first place? Money, of course, but McGowan has totally evolved out of that edgy-sexy, pistol-hot actress routine that she had going when she costarred in Gregg Araki‘s The Doom Generation (’95), wore a nude fish-net outfit to the Grammys when she was going with Marilyn Manson, and broke up Robert Rodriguez‘s marriage in ’07 (or was it ’08?) when they began an affair during the shooting of Grindhouse. These days she’s wearing super-short hair and is mainly known for her short film Dawn (a period piece about a young girl falling victim to a predatory male fiend) and an interest in directing features. Sandler is known for his old-school, guy-humor retro attitudes. Could there have possibly be a worse match in any context than Sandler and Rose McGowan?